SLS Engine Section Test Article Loaded on Barge Pegasus |

Published in France - Social interactions and entertainment - 3 - 28 Apr 17 14:19
An engine section structural qualification test article for NASAs new rocket, the Space Launch System, is loaded onto the barge Pegasus at the agencys Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The test article now will make its way from Michoud to NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for structural loads testing. For the test series, hydraulic cylinders will be electronically controlled to push, pull, twist and bend the test article with millions of pounds of force to ensure the hardware can withstand the extreme forces of launch and ascent. The engine section, located at the bottom of the rockets core stage, will house the four RS-25 engines and be an attachment point for the two solid rocket boosters. The engine section test article is the first of four core stage test articles manufactured at Michoud and is designed to the same specifications as the engine section that will fly on the first SLS mission with the Orion spacecraft.

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Xherrz, The Flying Astronaut


Comments (3)

28 Apr 17 14:19

SLS Engine Section Test Article Loaded on Barge Pegasus ---

28 Apr 17 16:38
vrael zendo

voted :)

30 Apr 17 05:43
Doktor Miki

o/ v +sub