New Delhi: Again a proud moment for NASA! Recently NASA engineers along with Aerojet Rocketdyne and Syncom Space Services engineers and operators performed a successful developmental test of RS-25 engine at its Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
For this successful test, 0528 engineers were torn on for 650 seconds. RS-25 engine, previously known as the Space Shuttle Main Engine, was designed by Aerojet Rocketdyne for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Being world's most powerful engine, it holds a strong legacy of powering human space flights.
According to NASA, four RS-25 engines, joined with a pair of solid rocket boosters, will power the SLS core stage at launch. The RS-25 engines used on the first four SLS flights are former space shuttle main engines, modified to operate at a higher performance level and with a new engine controller, which allows communication between the vehicle and engine.
The US space agency considers this test as an another strong step forward in development of the SLS which will launch humans deeper into the space than ever before.