The RS-25 NASA’s new rocket, is one of the most complex and efficient rocket engines in the world. This is the first trial at the Space Launch System.
Above: During a 535-second test on August 13, 2015, operators ran the Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket engine through a series of tests at different power levels to collect engine performance data on the A-1 test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Credit: NASA
Four RS-25 engines and two, five-segment solid rocket boosters will power the SLS on deep space missions, to Mars and asteroids.
The RS-25 has been modified for SLS specifications, including a higher thrust level, and is being tested at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Artist concept of the SLS Block 1 configuration. Credit: NASA
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