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  • Aerojet Rocketdyne starts off a busy 2018 with hot fire of RS-25 engine

    Lloyd CampbellJanuary 17th, 2018

    NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne conducted another successful test firing of the Space Launch System’s core stage main engine, the RS-25, on Jan 16 2018.

  • Final RS-25 hot-fire test of 2017 completed

    Michael McCabeDecember 13th, 2017

    NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have conducted the final RS-25 hot-fire test of 2017 at their Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The six-minute, 40-second test was conducted at Stennis' A-1 Test Stand. The test also continued the development of components that utilized additive manufacturing (a.k.a. "3-D printing").

  • NASA conducts 5th test of RS-25 engine flight controller unit

    Heather SmithSeptember 1st, 2017

    The final test of the RS-25 engine for the new Space Launch System (SLS) took place on August 30, 2017, at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The 500-second hot-fire test is the fifth of the RS-25 engine flight controller unit on the A-1 test stand.

  • RS-25 engine flight controller completes 500-second test

    Scott JohnsonAugust 10th, 2017

    On Wednesday, August 9, NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne conducted a 500-second test of an RS-25 developmental engine at the agency's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The test was used to validate the fourth upgraded engine controller required for the first flight of the Space Launch System.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne tests third SLS engine controller

    Bart LeahyJuly 27th, 2017

    Propulsion hardware testing for NASA’s SLS rocket continues at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Aerojet Rocketdyne just completed its third 500-second test of the controller unit for the RS-25 main engine on July 25.

  • NASA conducts 13th test of Space Launch System RS-25 engine

    Lloyd CampbellMarch 25th, 2017

    The powerful RS-25 engine that will be used on NASA's new super-heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) underwent its 13th test March 23, 2017, at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

  • RS-25 engine test firing seen from drone

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 24th, 2017

    Engineers at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, conducted a test of the RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand. A NASA drone revealed never-before-seen imagery of the more than six-minute-long firing.

  • Space Launch System (SLS) engine testing update

    Scott JohnsonAugust 22nd, 2016

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — This past week, on August 18, SpaceFlight Insider was on hand at NASA's Stennis Space Center (SSC), in south Mississippi, for the latest RS-25 engine test in preparation for its use in the agency's new super heavy-lift vehicle – the Space Launch System (SLS).

  • NASA discusses SLS and Orion progress at ‘Day of Mars’ event

    Curt GodwinAugust 22nd, 2016

    NEW ORLEANS — Before wowing onlookers with the sights and sounds related to testing an RS-25 engine, NASA sought to educate members of traditional and social media outlets about agency and industry efforts related to the Journey to Mars.

  • RS-25 engine tested for NASA’s Space Launch System

    Derek RichardsonJuly 31st, 2016

    After an early shutdown some two weeks ago, NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully hot-fired a development RS-25 engine. The full-duration test involved engine 0528 and lasted 650 seconds.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne tests first flight-ready RS-25

    Joe LatrellMarch 12th, 2016

    Work on NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) reached another milestone on March 10, 2016, when Aerojet Rocketdyne test fired the RS-25 engine at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

  • NASA signs new Space Launch System RS-25 engine contract

    Scott JohnsonNovember 26th, 2015

    On Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne announced a $1.16 billion contract for Aerojet Rocketdyne to resume production of the RS-25 engines that helped power the Shuttle to orbit for 30 years.

  • NASA fires up mini rockets for SLS base heating tests

    Jim SharkeyFebruary 9th, 2015

    Engineers from NASA’s Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama are collaborating with  the Buffalo, New York based company CUBRC Inc. to conduct a series of tests that will provide important information about the heating conditions at the base of the space agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. As NASA works to get this new heavy-lift […]

  • SLS: Development on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket blazes forward with RS-25 test

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 10th, 2015

    BAY ST. Louis, MS — 2015 is off to a hot start for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). The RS-25, the powerful engine that will propel America’s next heavy-lift rocket into deep space completed its first test of the new year in a blaze of glory. On Jan. 9, at the agency’s Stennis Space Center, […]

  • New ‘brain’ for RS-25 engine is no technological flashback to the ’80s

    NASADecember 27th, 2014

    Take a look at your current devices. Can you imagine swapping that smartphone for a gigantic cellphone from the 1980s? Surfing the Internet with dial-up speed? Working out to your favorite music with a cassette player?