space launch vehicle
Overview: Ares I is the crew launch vehicle being
developed by NASA as a component of the
Constellation Project, the return to manned space
exploration. Ares I, previously known as the Crew
Launch Vehicle or CLV, will be used to launch
Orion, the crew vehicle.
Contractor(s): Alliant Techsystems (ATK),
Minneapolis, MN (NYSE: ATK); The Boeing Co.,
Chicago, Ill. (NYSE: BA)
Corridor work: The upper state of the Ares I will
be manufactured and assembled at the Michoud
Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Michoud will
also conduct final systems integration and checkout
of the Ares I avionics systems.