Tag Archives: CST-100

Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers Crew Module Engines for Boeing CST-100 Spacecraft

Aerojet Rocketdyne has produced and delivered engines that Boeing will integrate into spacecraft the latter company is building under NASA‘s Commercial Crew Program. Boeing will install MR-104J engines on the CST-100 Starliner crew module inside the  Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday. Each Starliner capsule …

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Boeing Tests CST-100 Starliner Parachute System at Spaceport America Facility

Boeing has launched a parachute system of its crew capsule at Spaceport America‘s purpose-built commercial spaceport in New Mexico to verify the inflation characteristics and landing system performance of the platform during touchdown. Spaceport America said Friday the CST-100 Starliner Parachute System Test Launch utilized a giant helium-filled balloon that carried a flight-sized boilerplate spacecraft 40,000 feet above …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Propellant Valves for Boeing CST-100 Service Module

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted a series of hot-fire tests on two launch abort engines that include new propellant valves for the propulsion system of Boeing‘s Crew Space Transportation-100 Starliner service module. The tests were conducted in Mojave Desert, California to validate the fuel valve and oxidizer valve’s capacity to regulate propellant flow and …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Puts CST-100 Reaction Control System Engines Through Hot-Fire Test

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted a series of hot-fire tests on three reaction control system engines for the propulsion system of Boeing‘s Crew Space Transportation-100 service module. The CST-100 Starliner engines were tested up to 4,000 pulses and 1,600 seconds at NASA‘s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday. Eileen Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne president …

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Aitech to Build Boeing CST-100 Space Capsule’s Computing Boards, Subsystem

Aitech Defense Systems will develop computing boards and subsystem for the Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft that Boeing is building for NASA under the space agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The CST-100 capsule is being designed to transport up to seven crew members to the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit locations by 2017, Aitech …

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