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    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? Today’s technology is better, faster and more innovative. People have to keep up with the rapidly changing times, and […]

    The post New ‘brain’ for RS-25 engine is no technological flashback to the ’80s appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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, […]

    The post SLS: Development on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket blazes forward with RS-25 test appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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 […]

    The post NASA fires up mini rockets for SLS base heating tests appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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

    The post NASA signs new Space Launch System engine contract appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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.

    The post Aerojet Rocketdyne tests first flight-ready RS-25 appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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.

    The post RS-25 engine tested for NASA’s Space Launch System appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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.

    The post NASA discusses SLS and Orion progress at ‘Day of Mars’ event appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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).

    The post Space Launch System (SLS) engine testing update appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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.

    The post RS-25 engine test firing seen from drone appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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.

    The post NASA conducts 13th test of Space Launch System RS-25 engine appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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.

    The post Aerojet Rocketdyne tests third SLS engine controller appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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.

    The post RS-25 engine flight controller completes 500-second test appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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.

    The post NASA conducts 5th test of RS-25 engine flight controller unit appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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").

    The post Final RS-25 hot-fire test of 2017 completed appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    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.

    The post Aeroject Rocketdyne starts off a busy 2018 with hot fire of RS-25 engine appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.


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    On Feb. 1, 2018, a team of engineers at NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne and Syncom Space Services engineers and operators test-fired the RS-25 engine conducted a test firing at the Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

    The post RS-25 completes successful second test fire of 2018 appeared first on SpaceFlight Insider.