NASA engineers have an ambitious test series planned this summer for the first complete J-2X upper-stage engine, even though it remains uncertain whether it will find a place in the agency's new heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS). On June 11 workers installed the engine in historic Test Stand A2 at Stennis Space Center, Miss., originally built for Saturn V development and later used to test the space shuttle main engine. The first hot-fire test could come as early as this week, according ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "First J-2X Hot-Fire Test Could Come This Week".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.