Tag Archives: Stennis Space Center

Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests SLS Engine at NASA Stennis Space Center

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed additional tests on a development engine for a NASA launch vehicle at the Stennis Space Center to check the engine’s capacity to withstand a challenging operational environment. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday the RS-25 engine dubbed 0528 that NASA will use for the Space Launch System ran for 420 seconds on power levels that …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Space Launch System Engine; Eileen Drake, Jim Paulsen Comment

Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a second RS-25 engine technology the company developed for NASA‘s Space Launch System. The company said Friday it conducted the evaluation at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, where the 0528 engine was switched on for 650 seconds. Aerojet Rocketdyne restarted the RS-25 engine testing process in 2015 to check the upgraded controllers’ compliance …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes 119th Booster Engine Acceptance Test

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted another acceptance test on the RS-68A, a liquid-fueled booster engine that propels United Launch Alliance‘s Delta IV launch vehicle. The company’s Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly and Test administered the three-minute hot-fire test on the engine at NASA‘s Stennis Space Center, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Friday. The …

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Aerojet Expands Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly in NASA’s Stennis Space Center; Eileen Drake Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has expanded the company’s assembly and test facility for its advanced liquid rocket engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The company will begin to develop and test the AR1 advanced liquid rocket engine at its Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly and Test …

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Sustainable Innovations Secures NASA Phase 2 SBIR Contract for Helium Recycling System

NASA has awarded energy technology company Sustainable Innovations a phase two contract under the Small Business Innovation Research program for a commercial-scale system to recycle helium from ongoing rocket test operations at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Sustainable Innovations said Friday its H2RENEW system works to recover hydrogen from helium purge gas …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Conducts AR1 Engine Preburner Tests; Eileen Drake Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed another milestone in the company’s AR1 rocket engine development program following completion of preburner tests at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. The tests aimed to verify design parameters of the preburner injector built for Aerojet Rocketdyne’s new engine technology, the company said Friday. Aerojet Rocketdyne announced its milestone plan …

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SaiTech Lands Stennis Space Center IT Support Contract From NASA

SaiTech has received a potential $43.9 million contract from NASA to provide information technology services support to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The government IT contractor will provide a range of IT services for Stennis, including planning, management, audiovisual, communications and technology support, NASA said Tuesday. The contract entails a 17-month base period, …

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NASA Test Fires Aerojet Rocketdyne Engine for Space Launch System; Eileen Drake Comments

NASA has concluded a 500-second, live-fire test of an Aerojet Rocketdyne-built RS-25 engine for the Space Launch System heavy-lift vehicle at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The initial fire-test on Aerojet-made E2059 engine sought to evaluate the engine’s new controller, high-pressure fuel turbopump and the calibration of engine flowmeters, the company said …

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National Instruments Gets Engineering Hardware, Software Contract from NASA

Texas-based National Instruments will provide measurement and control systems hardware and system design software to NASA under a potential five-year, $37.7 million contract. NASA said Thursday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period and runs through Sept. 27, 2020. The enterprise license management team at the NASA Shared Services Center administered the contract, …

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NASA Wraps Up Developmental Tests on Aerojet Rocketdyne SLS Engine; Steve Wofford Comments

NASA has concluded a series of seven developmental tests on an Aerojet Rocketdyne-made engine for the Space Launch System at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi ahead of the rocket’s mission to Mars and other deep space destinations. The 535-second hot-fire test on the RS-25 engine sought to gather information on inlet pressure conditions, …

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NASA Puts Space Launch System Engine Through 1st Hot-Fire Test

NASA has completed an initial, 500-second hot-fire test on the RS-25 engine for Boeing‘s Space Launch System at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi in preparation for the rocket’s future missions to deep space. The space agency said Friday its engineers checked the inlet pressure conditions and engine controller unit and will continue with further tests …

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Jacobs Wins More NASA Stennis Center Facility Work; Terry Hagen Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group has won a $15 million modification to its facility operations service contract for NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., the company announced Tuesday. This modification adds facility operating services for the former Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant following a 14-month transition, including engineering services, institutional services, …

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