NASA Tests 2nd RS-25 Flight Engine for Space Launch System

January 16, 2018 11:03 pm Categorised in:

On Jan. 16, 2018, engineers at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi conducted a certification test of another RS-25 engine flight controller on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center. The 365-second, full-duration test came a month after the space agency capped a year of RS-25 testing with a flight controller test in mid-December. For the “green run” test the flight controller was installed on RS-25 developmental engine E0528 and fired just as during an actual launch. Once certified, the flight controller will be removed and installed on a flight engine for use by NASA’s new deep-space rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS).

This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2018_0116_NASA%20Tests%202nd%20RS-25%20Engine%20for%20Space%20Launch%20System.html