Static Test Wraps Up SLS Solid-motor Qualification

Credit: Five-segment booster test: NASA/Bill Ingalls
The hot-fire test of a chilled-down solid-fuel rocket motor for NASA’s planned heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) on June 28 moved the big human-rated rocket a step closer to its first flight in 2018. After an hour-long delay while engineers replaced the hard drive on a ground-side auto-sequencer...

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