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News Archive / Tagged: Space Shuttle Main Engine

  • Gallery: RS-25 test fired at Stennis

    Jason RhianSeptember 25th, 2018

    STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss — Aerojet Rocketdyne tested one of its legacy Space Shuttle Main Engine in preparation for use on NASA’s Space Launch System on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The A1 Test Stand weathered an eight minute test fire at 109 percent throttle starting at 3: 15 p.m. EDT (19:15 GMT). Photos courtesy: Matt […]

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne test fires legacy RS-25 engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center

    Jason RhianSeptember 25th, 2018

    A former Space Shuttle Main Engine was tested today to test a key component of NASA's Space Launch System.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: The Shuttle replacement that never was

    Christopher PaulJuly 22nd, 2017

    When the Space Shuttle was first proposed it was meant to be “all things to all users” – a replacement for all U.S. launch vehicles. All the expendable launchers, Atlas, Titan, and Delta would retire and the shuttle would be responsible for all U.S. launches from its three pads: LC-39A / -39B at Kennedy Space Center, and SLC-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

  • DARPA selects rocket engine for XS-1 experimental spaceplane

    Jason RhianMay 27th, 2017

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has been chosen to provide the main propulsion for the Boeing and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency reusable Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1).