SLS Hot Fire Abort Traced To Test Configuration

SLS rocket core stage hot fire test.
Credit: NASA
Conservative test parameters for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage hot fire prompted the early but orderly shutdown of the Boeing-built booster’s four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engines, NASA said on Jan. 19. The 212-ft.-long stage, serving as both test vehicle and flight hardware, was...

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