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Four Down, Four to Go: Artemis I Rocket Moves Closer to Hot Fire Test
The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is completing the Green Run test for the rocket’s core stage, shown installed on the top left side of the B-2 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. (Credits: NASA/Stennis)

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (NASA PR) — The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for the Artemis I lunar mission has successfully completed its first four Green Run tests and is building on those tests for the next phase of checkout as engineers require more capability of the hardware before hot-firing the stage and its four powerful engines.

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  • August 10, 2020
Blue Origin to Test Rocket Engine at NASA Stennis


NASA PR — WASHINGTON — NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver visited Blue Origin in Kent, Wash., today, where she announced the company has delivered its BE-3 engine thrust chamber assembly — the engine’s combustion chamber and nozzle — to NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, where testing will begin in April 2012.

Blue Origin is developing a reusable launch vehicle, designed to take off and land vertically, and an escape system for its crewed spacecraft. Testing will take place on the center’s E-1 Test Stand.

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  • December 8, 2011
Mississippi, Louisiana Ride Out Post-Shuttle Storm With Government, Private Spending

SunHerald.com has a long story about how Mississippi and Louisiana are riding out the post-shuttle economic downturn with a combination of NASA, defense and private aerospace projects. The keystone is NASA’s heavy-lift Space Launch System and the Orion crew vehicle, which will give NASA’s Michoud and Stennis centers plenty of work to do.

Stennis Space Center Director Patrick Scheuermann said the decision on Space Launch System “will secure this place and our prime mission for the next 30 to 40 years,” according to comments to the press.

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  • November 14, 2011
Taurus II Engine Shuts Down Prematurely During Test Firing

NASA PR — An Aerojet AJ26 flight engine for Orbital Sciences Corporations’ Taurus II space launch vehicle experienced a premature shutdown during a test firing on June 9. The test was conducted on the E-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Orbital and Aerojet are investigating the cause of the early shutdown. Stennis will perform checkouts to the facility to ensure its operational integrity. “This is the reason we […]

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  • June 11, 2011
Bolden to View Acceptance Test of Taurus II Rocket Engine at Stennis

Aerojet's AJ26 engine successfully tested for Taurus II space launch vehicle. (PRNewsFoto/Aerojet)

NASA MEDIA ADVISORY

Members of the news media are invited to visit NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center on Monday, Feb. 7, to view a flight acceptance test of Aerojet’s AJ26 rocket engine for the Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Taurus II space launch vehicle.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and executives from Orbital and Aerojet will be at Stennis to witness the test, which is targeted for 4 p.m. CST. Following the test, reporters will have an opportunity to ask questions of Bolden and the Orbital and Aerojet executives.

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  • February 4, 2011
Taurus II Engine Tests Coming Along Nicely

Aerojet's AJ26 engine successfully tested for Taurus II space launch vehicle. (PRNewsFoto/Aerojet)

NASA PROGRAM UPDATE

You see a lot of smiles around the E-1 Test Stand at John C. Stennis Space Center these days. Engineers involved in testing Aerojet’s AJ26 rocket engine for Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Taurus II space launch vehicle have good reason to smile.

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  • January 30, 2011
Another Successful Test Fire for Taurus II’s AJ26 Engine

NASA PROGRAM UPDATE

NASA conducted a test fire Friday of the liquid-fuel AJ26 engine that will power the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Taurus II space launch vehicle. The test at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi supports NASA’s Commercial Transportation Services partnerships to enable commercial cargo flights to the International Space Station.

Orbital’s Taurus II uses a pair AJ26 rocket engines built by Aerojet to provide first stage propulsion. Friday’s test on the Stennis’ E-1 test stand involved a team of Orbital, Aerojet, and Stennis engineers, with Stennis employees serving as test conductors.

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  • December 18, 2010
Stennis Transition to Commercial Era Already Well Underway

Stennis officials: Commercial partners keep workforce active
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The new rocket test stand under construction at Stennis is supposed to test NASA’s new J2X engine. Changes in NASA’s mission could change that plan, and Stennis officials say that’s okay.

“If that’s not the engine selected, we can test other engines,” Engineer Lionel Dutreix said. “We can also partner with commercial industry.”

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  • October 7, 2010
A-3 Test Stand Work Progresses at Stennis

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NASA PRESS RELEASE

Construction of the A-3 Test Stand at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center is approaching another milestone with delivery and installation of 14 water, isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and liquid oxygen (LOX) tanks.

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  • October 5, 2009
NASA’S Stennis Space Center To Test Rocket Engine For Taurus II

NASA PRESS RELEASE

NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center will provide propulsion system acceptance testing for the Taurus II space launch vehicle, which Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., is developing.

The first Taurus II mission will be flown in support of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services cargo demonstration to the International Space Station. The demonstration currently is planned for the end of 2010 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

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  • December 17, 2008