Sun. Nov 29th, 2020

Setting the Stage for Artemis Testing

All eyes are on south Mississippi with this month’s delivery and installation of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s first core stage to Stennis Space Center for a milestone Green Run test series before its Artemis I flight.

The Green Run testing are going to be the primary top-to-bottom integrated testing of the stage’s systems before its maiden flight. The testing are going to be conducted on the B-2 Test Stand at Stennis, located near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and therefore the nation’s largest reaction propulsion test site. Green Run testing will happen over several months and culminates with an eight-minute, full-duration hot fire of the stage’s four RS-25 engines to get 2 million pounds of thrust, as during an actual launch.

Read More: www.nasa.gov

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