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Author:  daveboling [ Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:37 am ]
Post subject:  NASA SLS Update

Here's a photo that just came out of the SLS (Space Launch System) Core Stage being installed into the test stand at Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi. From the NASA post: "The SLS core stage is the largest rocket stage ever built by NASA and stands 212 feet tall and measures 27.6 feet in diameter. It is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics, miles of cables, propulsion systems and propellant tanks that hold a total of 733,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen to fuel the four RS-25 engines during launch." "The Green Run testing will be the first top-to-bottom integrated testing of the stage’s systems prior to its maiden flight. Green Run testing will take place over several months and culminate with an eight-minute, full-duration hot fire of the stage’s four RS-25 engines to generate 2 million pounds of thrust, as during an actual launch."
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Author:  trill [ Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: NASA SLS Update

Thanks for the update !

If possible, please give test dates as they approach.

trill

Author:  daveboling [ Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: NASA SLS Update

We receive an email every week with a link to a blog called "The Marshall Star" (go.nasa.gov/2RZLDgb), which may only be viewable to those on the Marshall Space Flight Center network. We also receive a link to a weekly youtube video called "This Week at NASA". If there is something interesting, I'll try to remember to post it.

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