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3D Printed Rocket Component Blazes To Life In New Firing Test
2013-08-28 04:28:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The largest 3D printed rocket engine component ever tested by NASA produced a record 20,000 pounds of thrust during an engine firing last Thursday, officials at the US space agency have revealed. The component tested during the engine firing was an injector, which delivers propellants used to power an engine and provides the thrust required to launch rockets into space, NASA explained. During the test, liquid oxygen and gaseous...

2013-08-27 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest 3-D printed rocket engine component NASA ever has tested blazed to life Aug. 22 during an engine firing that generated a record 20,000 pounds of thrust. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This test is a milestone for one of many important advances the agency is making to reduce the cost of space hardware. Innovations like additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, foster new and more...

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...

3D Printed Rocket Parts Pass Hot-Fire Tests
2013-07-25 05:43:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has tested 3D printed rocket parts, showing that the future is bright for the less-expensive methodology. Engineers decided to try 3D printing rocket parts in order to help save NASA and the industry some money, as well as open up new affordable design possibilities for rockets and spacecraft. Now, NASA is saying that tests have shown these rocket engine parts are comparable to those made the old-fashioned way. NASA engineers...

3D Printed Rocket Part Tested By NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne
2013-07-15 04:20:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA reports it has successfully tested the first-ever 3D printed rocket component, demonstrating a technology that could eventually lead to more efficient manufacturing of rocket engines. The US space agency and Aerojet Rocketdyne tested a rocket engine injector made through 3D printing. NASA said this space technology could eventually help save American companies time and money. They were able to demonstrate the ability to design,...

2013-06-12 23:16:28

Produces A Truly Flat Profile For Blowoff Applications Powerful Output Force While Saving Costs Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 The Nex Flow Air Edger Flat Jet Nozzle, provides a powerful force “flat” air profile while reducing compressed air use for a variety of blow off applications. The unit is 2” wide and the gap is maintained by a shim. Changing or stacking various shim sizes allows you to set the force that you need for any particular application —...

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....

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...

2012-09-06 23:01:07

Provides A Powerful Blow Off Force And Reduces Compressed Air Use Over A Wide Range Of Applications Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 05, 2012 The new Nex Flow Air Edger Flat Jet Nozzle provides a powerful force while reducing compressed air use for a variety of blow off applications. The unit is 2” wide and the gap is maintained by a shim. Changing or stacking various shim sizes allows you to set the force that you need for any particular application — from a light blow off...