CLEARFIELD - ATK will test its avionics for NASA’s five-segment booster as it prepares a simulated launch for the Space Launch System from its Clearfield lab on Thursday, April 3.
ATK vice president and former astronaut, Kent Rominger, will be at the event, a press release from the company said.
The lab has been in operation since 2010 and was created to provide ATK with the capability to integrate and test for avionics and controls systems for NASA’’s Space Launch System boosters.
These systems have been integrated and are undergoing four months of testing in preparation for the first flight test of Space Launch System in 2017, the release said.
The first flight test of NASA’s Orion crew capsule, which will ultimately be launched on the Space Launch System, is scheduled for later this year.
ATK employs hundreds of people at its Clearfield facility in the Freeport Center.