NASA Mulls Next Step After SLS Hot-Fire Abort

Boeing Space Launch System rocket core stage
The core stage of the Boeing- built Space Launch System rocket was hot-fired on Jan. 16 at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
Credit: NASA TV
Wary of damaging flight hardware, engineers designing the Space Launch System static engine fire set conservative parameters that would automatically cut off the test should sensors detect out-of-limit pressure, temperature or other conditions. Which is exactly what happened at 5:28 p.m. EST on Jan...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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