J-2X Engine No. 10002 during its final 330-second hot-fire test on the A-1 test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in September 2013. NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have completed the J-2X hot-fire testing campaign earlier this year, with the last tests on engine No. 10003. Image Credit: NASA/Stennis Space Center
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Aerojet Rocketdyne recently completed a series of hot-fire tests on its “Baby Bantam” liquid rocket demonstration engine (pictured above), which was entirely constructed with additive manufacturing processes, also known as 3-D printing. Image Credit: Aerojet Rocketdyne.
The advent of additive manufacturing technologies, better known as 3-D printing, has been an ongoing trend in industrial [...]
An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket launching on the company’s first contracted ISS resupply mission for NASA Jan. 16, 2014. Orbital’s next ISS resupply mission is now delayed to at least June 17, and may be delayed further. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace
Orbital Sciences Corp. has delayed the next scheduled launch of their [...]
A 5-percent scale model of the Space Launch System (SLS) is ignited for five seconds to measure the effects acoustic noise and pressure have on the vehicle at liftoff. The green flame is a result of the ignition fluid that is burned along with the propellant during this short-duration test.Image/Caption Credit: NASA/MSFC/David Olive
Beautiful view of Antares sitting primed and ready on Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va., ahead of Wednesday’s opening launch attempt. Photo Credit: Mike Killian Photography/AmericaSpace
Three weeks later than originally planned, Orbital Sciences Corp.—one of NASA’s two Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) partners, tasked with transporting cargo and [...]
Image Credit: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, announced today that it is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of its first Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) mission.
One final test for J-2X Engine No. 10002. Photo Credit: NASA / Stennis Space Center
BAY ST. LOUIS, Ms — On Thursday, Sept. 5, NASA along with Aerojet Rocketdyne conducted a test firing of a J-2X rocket engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. The hot-fire was conducted in order to test the engine for possible [...]
Just last month, Aerojet Rocketdyne tested out a rocket engine fuel injector that was produced by 3D printing. AmericaSpace spoke with Jeff Haynes, a program manager working to develop this technology for space flight purposes. He talked about the first test, what the limitations are for 3D-printed parts, as well as the ramifications for [...]
Image Credit: GOES-R, NASA and NOAA
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, announced today that it has shipped the first set of four Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) thrusters for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R).
NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have successfully conducted a hot-fire test of a component they constructed using additive manufacturing technology, more commonly known as “3D printing.” Photo Credit: NASA / Glenn
NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have recently completed a series of “hot-fire” tests on a rocket engine that utilized additive manufacturing, or “3D printing,” parts. [...]