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NASA To Start Testing Space Launch System Engines
2013-09-06 11:27:38

[ Watch The Video - One Final Test for J-2X Engine No. 10002 ] NASA All sights are set on testing RS-25 engines that will power NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) following completion of a series of hotfire tests on the next-generation J-2X engine Sept. 5. NASA conducted a 330-second test fire of the J-2X rocket engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency's Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. The stand now will be prepared to house and test RS-25 engines, beginning...

Preparation Continues For SLS Engine Testing At Stennis
2013-08-27 11:49:05

NASA Think about negotiating an intricate maze, and you begin to appreciate the challenge of designing and fabricating test stand piping for NASA’s RS-25 rocket engine. NASA is meeting that challenge at its Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., where liquid oxygen (LOX), liquid hydrogen and related piping is being produced for RS-25 engine testing on the A-1 test stand. Testing of the core-stage engine for NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) is scheduled to begin next...

2013-04-24 12:21:05

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, the rocket-engine manufacturer that helped power American astronauts to the moon during the Apollo era, has completed the last in a series of hot-fire tests on a J-2X engine with a stub-nozzle extension at simulated altitude conditions. This latest chapter in the development of America's next rocket engine paves the way toward full-motion testing of the J-2X engine, which is designed to power humans to Mars....

2013-02-12 07:48:55

NASA's progress toward a return to deep space missions continues with a new round of upcoming tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine, which will help power the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) to new destinations in the solar system. Beginning this month, engineers will conduct a series of tests on the second J-2X development engine, designated number 10002, on the A-2 Test Stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Once the series is completed, the engine will be...

2013-02-11 20:20:13

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's progress toward a return to deep space missions continues with a new round of upcoming tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine, which will help power the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) to new destinations in the solar system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Beginning this month, engineers will conduct a series of tests on the second J-2X development engine, designated...

2012-12-17 12:20:53

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully completed the last hot-fire test on the J-2X powerpack -- an important step toward development of America's next rocket engine designed for human spaceflight. NASA has selected the J-2X as the upper-stage propulsion for the Space Launch System (SLS), an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. "This is a significant...

2012-12-14 16:03:42

NASA on Thursday took another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. At the agency's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, engineers conducted the final test-firing of the J-2X powerpack assembly, an important component of America's next heavy-lift rocket. The J-2X engine is the first human-rated liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine developed in the United States in decades. Designed and built by NASA and industry partner Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne of...

2012-12-14 08:20:29

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA on Thursday took another step toward human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. At the agency's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, engineers conducted the final test-firing of the J-2X powerpack assembly, an important component of America's next heavy-lift rocket. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The J-2X engine is the first human-rated liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine...

2012-08-03 06:20:48

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Boeing to receive $460 million in additional funding to further develop the Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System in the third round of the Commercial Crew Program, Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap). In its partnership with Boeing on CCiCap, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne will continue to support development of the service module with integrated launch-abort propulsion system for the Commercial Space...

2012-06-26 06:20:53

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a service module thruster for Boeing's Commercial Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft. The CST-100 spacecraft, designed to transport people to the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit destinations, is in development under NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The Orbital...