Ares V timeline

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  • Ares V request for proposals 5 January 2009
  • Concept review 21 April 2009
  • Phase one contracts awarded Q2 2009
  • Functional feasibility review 25 August 2009
  • Preliminary requirements review 23 March 2010
  • Concept design review December 2010
  • Level two system requirement review 2010
  • Level three system requirement review 2011
  • Authority to proceed 2011
  • Level three system definition review 2012
  • Phase two DDT&E and production contracts March 2012
  • Ares V elements' preliminary design review Q3 2013 to Q1 2014
  • Ares V elements' critical design review 2016
  • Ares V test flight 2018, first lunar mission December 2019