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Preparations of Launch of Campaign 5, Free Flight 15 Morpheus

2014-12-10

NASA

NASA

NASA's Project Morpheus prototype lander is being transported to the north end of the Shuttle Landing Facility for free flight test number 15 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The lander will take off from the ground over a flame trench and use its autonomous landing and hazard avoidance technology, or ALHAT sensors, to survey the hazard field to determine safe landing sites. Project Morpheus tests NASA’s ALHAT and an engine that runs on liquid oxygen and methane, which are green propellants. These new capabilities could be used in future efforts to deliver cargo to planetary surfaces. Project Morpheus is being managed under the Advanced Exploration Systems, or AES, Division in NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.

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  • Title: Preparations of Launch of Campaign 5, Free Flight 15 Morpheus
  • Date Created: 2014-12-10
  • Location: SLF, Kennedy Space Center
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir

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