NASA Certifies New Launch Control System for Artemis I

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Date: 2021-04-08T09:00-04:00
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NASA conducts test in latest series for Artemis Moon Missions

Apr. 7’NASA conducted a second RS-25 single engine hot fire test April 6 as part of a new series to support the development and production of engines for the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on future missions to the Moon.

The full-duration hot fire of more than eight minutes was conducted on the A-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis.

It is part of a scheduled seven-test series designed to provide valuable data for Aerojet Rocketdyne, lead contractor for the SLS engines, as it begins production of new RS-25 engines for use after the first four SLS flights.

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RS-25 rocket engines return to launch NASA’s Artemis Moon missions

The rocket engine with one of the most storied histories in spaceflight,’the RS-25, is returning to space for a second act ‘ this time to send humans on the Artemis missions to explore the Moon.

As the space shuttle main engine, the RS-25 has a proven record of launching 135 missions spanning over three decades. At the end of the shuttle program in 2011, 16 RS-25 engines that helped build NASA’s International Space Station and deploy the Hubble Space Telescope, among other achievements, were stored away.

When NASA began scouting engines to power America’s next super heavy-lift rocket, the’Space Launch System'(SLS), the RS-25 offered an opportunity to forgo costs of developing a new engine, and the ability to leverage the assets, capabilities, and experience of the Space Shuttle Program.

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Date: 2021-04-08T03:39:19+00:00
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NASA’s Artemis RS-25 rocket engines have been around since the space shuttle era

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Date: 2021-04-07T10:03:19+00:00
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NASA Conducts 2nd RS-25 Engine Hot Fire Test for World’s Most Powerful Rocket

Four RS-25 engines help power SLS at launch, firing simultaneously to generate a combined 1.6 million pounds of thrust at launch and 2 million pounds of thrust during ascent. The RS-25 engines for the first four SLS flights are upgraded space shuttle main engines and have completed certification testing.

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During the new test series, operators will focus on evaluating new engine components and reducing risk in engine operation. They will fire the engine through a range of operating conditions to demonstrate and verify its capabilities and to provide data to enhance production of new engines being manufactured with cutting-edge and cost-saving technologies.

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Date: 2021-04-07T05:44:23-07:00
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First SLS LVSA ready for Artemis 1, second…

The interstage connector for the first NASA Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle was delivered to NASA in mid-July and is in transit to its launch site. The Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) was completed by Teledyne Brown Engineering at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Alabama and officially turned over to the agency for use on the Artemis 1 launch, tentatively scheduled for late 2021.

While the first flight LVSA unit was placed on NASA’s Pegasus barge and towed through U.S. waterways to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, work to weld the second LVSA structure is well underway at MSFC. Plans are to have the second unit ready for the Artemis 2 vehicle by mid-2022 and NASA has also placed orders for the long-lead raw materials necessary to build fabrication of a third LVSA. First flight unit headed to KSC on Pegasus

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Date: 2020-07-28T18:35:30+00:00
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