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Orbital ATK Tests Rocket Motor for Orion Spacecraft’s Launch Abort System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 6, 2018 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has tested the SR 118 rocket motor technology in preparation for the Ascent Abort 2 Flight Test, which seeks to assess a system designed to keep astronauts safe if a problem occurs during spacecraft ascent, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

The company said Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and NASA plan to use the rocket motor for the evaluation of the spacecraft’s launch abort system.

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