Ares I

30" x 24" 300 ppi Digital Painting (2007)
Orbital ATK



The Ares I is scheduled to replace the Space Transportation System upon its retirement from service. ATK's five-segment solid rocket booster, which will generate a maximum thrust of 3.5 million pounds, has been selected to provide first-stage propulsion. The two-stage Ares I will have the capability to deliver 55,000-pound payloads to low Earth orbit.

Artist's Note: The caption reflects the 2007 timeframe. NASA's Constellation program was cancelled by the Obama admistration in October 2010.

Many of the Orbital ATK paintings are available as high quality prints through Orbital ATK, MS PUBS, PO Box 707, Brigham City, Utah 84302. While not normally available to the general public, the prints are available to military units, aerospace organizations and industry representatives. Reproduced with permission of Orbital ATK. Unauthorized use of this image is strictly forbidden.