A key component in the U.S. Air Force’s strategy to develop advanced domestic rocket engines has completed testing, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) announced on Oct. 23.  A full-scale rocket engine preburner, one of the critical technologies necessary for oxygen -ich staged combustion (ORSC), was successfully tested at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, AFRL says. AFRL has now tested the preburner and an advanced kick pump components for an integrated ...

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