Previously, the engines were tested in March and may 2017.
Space Agency NASA has successfully tested the third flight controller RS-25 for use on super-heavy rocket Space Launch System.
The test was on a special stand in the Space center John Stennis, reported on the official website of NASA.
The test consisted of the installation of the controller unit on the RS-25 engine and run it in the same way and for the same amount of time as the run. The test, according to a report by NASA, lasted 500 seconds.
During the launch and flight controller associated with the regular SLS PCs, a critical takes commands and returns data about the status and condition of the engine. Previously, such tests were held in March and may 2017.
The us space Agency plans to use SLS to send a manned mission to Mars by 2035. It is assumed that the missile that will go to Mars will be equipped with four such motors, each of which generates about 900 million kg of thrust.
Space Launch System — the American super-heavy carrier rocket for manned missions beyond earth orbit. The first test flight of the rocket SLS-1/EM-1 is scheduled for early 2019 unmanned and manned no earlier than 2021. It is planned that the bulk of the goods displayed on the near-earth orbit, SLS will be the most powerful of the current booster and the time of his first start.
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