Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stennis discusses AJ26 testing

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - Stennis Director Gene Goldman today confirmed the center will test Aerojet AJ26 rocket engines for Orbital Sciences Corp. as part of a NASA partnership with the companies. Stennis operators have been modifying their E-1 Test Stand since last April for the AJ26 engines. Work has included construction of a 27-foot-deep flame deflector trench. The AJ26 Aerojet engines will power Orbital's Taurus II space launch vehicle for missions to supply the International Space Station. (Source: NASA, 02/24/10) See previous story.