Monday, January 21, 2013

AJ26 has successful test

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, said its AJ26 engine successfully completed a hot fire test Friday evening at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Orbital Sciences Corp., Aerojet and NASA monitored the full-duration test in support of the Antares rocket program. It was the eleventh AJ26 engine to be tested at Stennis. Following review of the test data, the AJ26 will be configured for flight and shipped to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility for integration with Orbital's Antares rocket and will provide boost for the first stage of the Antares rocket. (Source: Globe Newswire, 01/18/13)