Friday, July 17, 2009

More work done on Stennis stand

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – Work on a pair of transfer docks for the new rocket test stand at John C. Stennis Space Center has been completed. The docks allow barges to deliver fuels to the A-3 Test Stand via Stennis’ seven-and-one-half-mile canal system that connects the site to the Pearl River. From the docks, liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen will be loaded into run tanks and used to conduct engine tests. The docks also are outfitted to allow for direct liquid transfer during a test. The A-3 stand will be used to test the J-2X engine for the Constellation Program. (Source: NASA, 07/17/09)