NASA tests new type of Artemis moon rocket engine in dramatic ‘hot fire’ test (video)

NASA began the final certification series for its Artemis lunar rocket engines with exciting “hot fire” testing this week.

NASA He’ll start with a reused RS-25 Space ship Engines for astronauts to fly the moon With l Artemis program. The new hot-fire series, which begins on Wednesday (October 17), then aims to continue certification of an updated line of RS-25 engines that will begin flying on the Artemis 5 mission in late 2020. Four RS-25s power the core stage To each their own Space launch system The SLS rocket, a key piece of Artemis’ hardware.

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