||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Ares I. (Discuss) Proposed since October 2013.|
|Mission type||Test flight
|Spacecraft type||Orion boilerplate|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||September 2013
(Cancelled in 2009)
|Rocket||Ares I prototype|
|Launch site||Kennedy LC-39B|
Ares I-Y was to be a structural test flight in the Ares I spacecraft development program. The test flight vehicle would have been similar to the Ares I-X mission, launched on October 28, 2009. The mission had a planned scheduled launch for September 2013, but the schedule was later changed to delay the launch to March 2014, and was later canceled in favor of a yet-to-be defined test flight.
The test flight would have consisted of a five-segment reusable solid-rocket first stage with a flight-production upper stage, containing a dummy, or possibly real, J-2X engine. It would have been used to perform a high altitude abort test of the Launch Escape System with a boilerplate Orion capsule. The first crewed missions of Ares I are scheduled to launch no later than 2015.
Since its cancellation, NASA has proposed using an "Ares I-X Prime" mission to fulfill the I-Y's suggested objectives.
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