Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A-3 test stand work awarded

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - Roy Anderson Corp. of Gulfport, Miss., was awarded a five-year contract to work on the A-3 test stand for the Constellation Program. The 300-foot tall stand will be used to test the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne J-2X engines that will power the upper stage of Ares I and Earth departure stage of Ares V. The contract value is not to exceed $45 million. Contract work includes installation of the general mechanical and electrical support for the A-3 test stand. The first test at the stand is slated for 2012. (Source: NASA, 03/24/09)