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NASA to Conduct Second Green Run Hotfire Test of Space Launch System Core Stage

Space Launch System

NASA will perform a second hotfire test of the core stage of the Space Launch System at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi no earlier than the last week of February. The second static fire test of four RS-25 engines of the SLS core stage is the final step in the Green Run test campaign that kicked off a year ago. 

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NASA to Conduct Final SLS Core Stage Test

Space Launch System

NASA intends to hold the final green run test for the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) on Jan. 16th. The agency seeks to thoroughly evaluate the SLS rocket's core stage prior to the first Artemis mission through the green run tests. NASA wrapped up seven of the eight tests under the green run effort.

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Core Stages for Crewed NASA Artemis Missions Now Under Production

Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility has commenced the production of the rocket core stages for both the second and third Artemis missions. These stages bring propellant tanks, RS-25 engines and avionics wiring to the Space Launch System (SLS)that serves as the launch vehicle for both of the upcoming missions. 

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NASA Begins RS-25 Engine Integration With SLS Rocket

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.

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Core Stage of SLS Rocket for Lunar Mission Nears Completion

NASA and Boeing have assembled 80 percent of the core stage of the Space Launch System rocket to bring the Orion spacecraft to the moon as part of the Artemis 1 mission. The agency said Monday that the milestone comes after crews connected the hydrogen fuel tank to the SLS core stage’s upper part, which consists of the intertank, liquid oxygen propellant tank and the forward skirt housing the rocket’s flight computers.

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NASA to Retain 2020 SLS Launch Sched if Requirements Met; Bill Hill Quoted

NASA will still lift off the Space Launch System by 2020 if the vehicle's core stage is completed within this year and tests go according to schedule, Space News reported Wednesday. The space agency intends to retain the 2020 launch schedule amid static-fire test plans for SLS' core stage.

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NASA Concludes Four-Year RS-25 Hot Fire Tests

NASA completed tests for engine systems designed to support the deployment of the initial four Space Launch System rockets to space. Sixteen RS-25 engines underwent hot fire demonstrations have accumulated 14,700 seconds through 32 developmental tests since 2015, the agency said Friday

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