Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, has announced the completion of the core stage that would support the first Artemis mission's launch, Space News reported Tuesday. The space agency's Michoud Assembly Facility is ready to send out the Space Launch System rocket's core stage by this year's end, ahead of the launch scheduled for 2021.Read More »
NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility has connected the first RS-25 engine to the core stage of a rocket that will support lunar missions with the Orion spacecraft.
Engineers docked one of four RS-25 engines to the Space Launch System's core stage as part of a collaborative effort with Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne, the space agency said Wednesday.Read More »
NASA has connected the five main components of the Space Launch System launch vehicle's core stage in preparation for a flight to the moon in 2024. The space agency said Friday that it conjoined the last sections of the core stage on Thursday at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.Read More »
NASA loaded a test model of heavy-lift rocket intertank onto a barge Thursday at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans for shipment to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Marshall’s engineers will conduct tests to determine if the structural hardware for the Space Launch System‘s 212-foot-long core stage can withstand extreme launch and …Read More »
NASA engineers have completed structural qualification tests on the Space Launch System‘s core stage engine section at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. The rocket’s four RS-25 engines and two solid rocket booster attachments will compose the engine section located beneath the SLS’ 212-foot-tall core stage, NASA said Saturday. The engine section is designed …Read More »
Workers at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama have completed construction of a test stand for the Space Launch System in support of preparations for the space agency’s Journey to Mars mission. Marshall engineers work to install equipment and instrumentation for the structural Test Stand 4697 and future steps will test the …Read More »
Steven Miley, former associate director for operations at the engineering directorate of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, has been named director of the center’s office of procurement. NASA said Saturday Miley will oversee all procurement and contracting operations at Marshall and the space agency’s New Orleans-based Michoud Assembly Facility. He …Read More »