Saturday, June 15, 2013

J-2X engine tested

J-2X test at SSC. NASA/SSC photo
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. -- J-2X engine No. 10002 was tested Thursday on the A-1 Test Stand at NASA's South Mississippi rocket engine test complex. The 60-second test signals the start of a series of firings to collect data on performance of the engine that will power a stage of the launch vehicle in NASA's Space Launch System. By the time the J-2X tests conclude later this summer, the engine will have been fired at full power and for the total time it would operate during an actual flight, while being gimbaled in the same way it must move during flight. (Source: NASA/SSC, 06/14/13)