Rocket Test

Rocket Test 

First Static Ground Test of GEM 63 rocket motor

Northrop Grumman will conduct its first ground test of a 63-inch diameter Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM 63) in Promontory, Utah. Utilizing advanced technologies, the company developed this new rocket motor for use on the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch vehicle.

What: Ground test firing of GEM 63 rocket motor

When: September 20, 2018, 1 p.m. MDT

Where: Northrop Grumman facility in Promontory, Utah

A public viewing area is available along State Road 83 North approximately 20 miles west of Corinne, Utah (see map – follow directions to Promontory). Please note: We recommend you arrive at the viewing site an hour prior to the test.

Please Note: Drones are NOT allowed to fly over Northrop Grumman property.

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