In November, the rocket engine will lift Artemis 1 on a unmanned flight to the moon. Now the updated engine RS-25 was put into operation in the first test – for 8.5 minutes.
NASA’s Extremely Heavy Rocket Launch System (SLS) will be based on an updated version of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) – which formed the main engines of NASA’s space shuttles, also known as the RS-25.
The RS-25 has undergone a series of updates over the years, and NASA launched a series of seven tests to ensure that all parts meet the standard during future missions of the Space Launch System.
At the Stennis Space Center, the No. 0528 – For 8.5 minutes (500 seconds) on the A-1 test stand, the RS-25 developed energy equivalent to 111 percent of what the main engine was performing in its time in the space shuttle. They are reports NASA. The test provided critical data for NASA and supplier Aerojet Rocketdyne ahead of the production of the new version of the RS-25.
In November this year, NASA’s giant rocket will lift Artemis 1 on an unmanned mission to the moon when the Orion capsule is in orbit for 6 days around the moon.
The RS-25 is powered by liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen.