Orion is Lifted for Mating with Delta IV

Radislav Sinyak2014-11-12


Washington, DC, United States

At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 37, United Launch Alliance engineers and technicians mate the agency's Orion spacecraft to its Delta IV Heavy rocket. Orion is the exploration spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to destinations not yet explored by humans, including an asteroid and Mars. It will have emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. The first unpiloted flight test of Orion is scheduled to launch Dec. 4, 2014 atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, and in 2018 on NASA’s Space Launch System rocket.


  • Title: Orion is Lifted for Mating with Delta IV
  • Creator: Radislav Sinyak
  • Date Created: 2014-11-12
  • Location: CX-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir

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