Tag Archives: SLS

Next RS-25 fire test, this time without issues

Last test of RS-25 engine number 0528 was performed on July 14 and as it was announced, it was terminated due the problems with one of the connectors part of the Advanced Health Management System. This test, just as the previous one, was performed at NASA engine testing facility in Stennis, Mississippi on A-1 test stand.…
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Program of developing AR1 engine is reaching next milestone

Crucial for American space program development of new domestic manufactured rocket engine is still in progress. Aerojet Rocketdyne announces about next important step on the road to independence from RD-180 manufactured by Russian Energomash already in 2019. According to statement announced by Aerojet Rocketdyne, work under AR1 engine will soon enter in next phase. Company…
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RS-25 after another fire test

One of the engines of Space Launch System rocket finished fire test in NASA Stennis research facility. It was pre-used engine #0528, which was last tested on 2009; according to Steve Wofford, manager of the SLS Liquid Engines Office at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama (interview published on Nasaspaceflight.com), it was seventh major RS-25 fire test and…
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Last three Cubesats for SLS unveiled !

Space Launch System, first modern American rocket able to lift payload beyond Earth orbit, will deliver during its maiden flight piggyback payload consisted of 13 Cubesat satellites. Ten places are booked by spacecrafts designed in USA, three places were provided for international partners. Now we know who won chance for putting Cubesat satellite into deep…
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Mars orbital base – new concept by Lockheed Martin

Companies from space industry started to bid - after conception of lunar space station by Orbital ATK we have new idea by Lockheed Martin: Mars orbital camp! It seems that NASA will not cry after International Space Station for a long time - new plans and conceptions offered by American companies look impressive. If they will be…
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Space Shuttle heritage – RS-25 flight engine testing started

RS-25 engine which was used during five Space Shuttle missions backs in style. NASA started planned firing tests of flight engines for SLS. Space Launch System, new NASA rocket for manned missions, will inherit something from last truly outstanding NASA project. It was the propulsion - first reusable rocket engine in history - Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25. Engine entered…
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Super heavy Chinese rocket not before 2030

It seems that Chinese competition for SLS will be launched not before end of next decade. China News Service press agency announced that new Chinese super heavy rocket will not be launched since 2030. According to Source close to China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) for the moment priority for CAST will be developing Long March…
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Orion spacecraft EM-1 mission with no delay

NASA and main contractor Lockheed announced that one of the program milestones of has been reached. Orion spacecraft and SLS launch vehicle are great hopes of NASA. After rising budget for these two projects for 2016 fiscal year, news about reaching important point in project development is confirmation about possibility of NASA to keep the…
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SLS going strong – NASA budget for Space Launch System increased !

NASA announced on 4th November 2015, that SLS budget for 2016 will be increased from $1.695 billion even to $1.9 billion.  Good news is always welcomed, but information about increasing research budget is splendid. One of most significant element of NASA strategy of development (especially if Mars missions are considered) was creating new rocket able to lift…
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