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Ares-1-X [NASA]

The Ares-1-X was a development rocket for the Ares-1 crew launch vehicle.

It was made up of a single Space Shuttle four-segment solid rocket booster with an additional inert segment to stretch the stage to the dimensions of the five-segment SRB. The first stage was topped by a mock-up simulating the second stage, the Orion and the escape rocket.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Ares-1-X (1 stage) SRB-4 (4 segments + inert segment) Dummy Dummy
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Ares-1-X - - - - - - -
No: TNo:          Type:                        Date          LS          Payload

 1   1            Ares-1-X                     28.10.2009  * CCK LC-39B  Ares 1-X (Orion-Boilerplate 1)

Launch sites:

CCK = NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA