Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) EDR Test Drop

NASA/Kim Shiflett2018-08-08


Washington, DC, United States

Members of the Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) Flight Test team perform a drop test of data recording devices about 10 miles off the coast of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. These devices, called Ejectable Data Recorders (EDRs), were tossed out of a helicopter hovering 5,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and retrieved by recovery boats. The AA-2 Flight Test team is evaluating how the systems in the devices react to elements encountered from the sky to the ocean. In April 2019, the EDRs will eject from the Orion test article during a scheduled test of the spacecraft’s Launch Abort System (LAS).


  • Title: Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) EDR Test Drop
  • Creator: NASA/Kim Shiflett
  • Date Created: 2018-08-08
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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