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News Archive / Tagged: Stennis Space Center

  • Recent RS-25 test places SLS one step closer to flight

    Ocean McIntyreOctober 26th, 2017

    NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne carried out another 500-second test of an RS-25 rocket engine on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at the space agency's Stennis Space Center located in Mississippi. The RS-25 engine E2063 test-fired during last week's review is planned for use on the second flight of NASA's new super-heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), which will be Exploration Mission-2 (EM-2).

  • 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.

  • NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne conduct 2nd RS-25 controller test

    Bart LeahyMay 24th, 2017

    On May 23, 2017, Aerojet Rocketdyne completed the second in a series of RS-25 engine firings, testing a new controller system. Formerly known as Space Shuttle Main Engines, the RS-25s are being upgraded to serve as the main engines for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) super-heavy-lift launch vehicle.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne completes AR1 preburner hot-fire test

    Heather SmithMay 10th, 2017

    Aerojet Rocketdyne announced on May 3, 2017, that it completed a hot-fire test of its preburner for the AR1 rocket engine at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The company’s focus is to have an “American-designed and built” booster system that will replace the Russian-built RD-180 engines that are frequently used to launch U.S. national security, civil, and NASA payloads to orbit.

  • 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.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne conducts record setting AR1 test

    Jose FloresFebruary 25th, 2017

    Aerojet Rocketdyne set the record for the highest chamber pressure of any United States-produced liquid oxygen and kerosene main combustion system during a Feb. 22, 2017, test at NASA's Stennis Space Center.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • RS-25 engine testing completed at NASA’s Stennis Space Center

    Scott JohnsonSeptember 1st, 2015

    NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have completed a series of tests on what was formerly known as the Space Shuttle Main Engine. These engines, dubbed the RS-25, are planned for use on NASA's new super heavy-lift booster, the Space Launch System – or SLS.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully conducts hot-fire test of SLS RS-25

    Scott JohnsonAugust 14th, 2015

    Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA carried out a test of one of an RS-25 rocket engine at NASA's Stennis Space Center. The RS-25, formerly used on the space shuttle is being redeveloped and tested for use on the space agency's new Space Launch System rocket.

  • NASA signs SAA with Aerojet Rocketdyne to use Stennis test stand for AR1 engine

    Jason RhianJune 19th, 2015

    NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne have signed a Space Act Agreement (SAA ) for testing of the latter’s AR1 multi-element pre-burner and main injector. The AR1 is considered to be an important offering as it is one of several domestically-produced rocket engines which could end U.S. dependence on […]

  • NASA begins modification of B-2 test stand at Stennis Space Center

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 22nd, 2015

    The B-2 vertical, static-firing test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, originally built to test Saturn rocket stages, is being modified to test the Space Launch System (SLS ) core stage in late 2016 and early 2017, prior to its first unmanned mission flight. The work began on May 13 with the lifting of […]