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Offline Chris Bergin

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Re: RS-25 testing/development at Stennis for SLS - DISCUSSION
« Reply #81 on: 10/19/2017 08:06 PM »
Epic, certainly, but why on Earth are they firing this thing for so long? It will never approach this in flight.
500 seconds = 8.33 minutes, roughly how long they fired on a nominal shuttle ascent. So it is a perfectly valid test.
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Re: RS-25 testing/development at Stennis for SLS - DISCUSSION
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Re: RS-25 testing/development at Stennis for SLS - DISCUSSION
« Reply #83 on: 10/20/2017 03:02 PM »


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Published on 19 Oct 2017
Engineers at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Oct. 19 completed a hot-fire test of RS-25 rocket engine E2063, a flight engine for NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. Engine E2063 is scheduled to help power SLS on its Exploration Mission-2 (EM-2), the first flight of the new rocket to carry humans.

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« Last Edit: 10/20/2017 03:03 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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