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NASA is about to live the hot test of SLS rocket core stage

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2021/1/17 8:36:47     readed:166

According to foreign media reports,The next major test of the SLS core stage is scheduled for January 16 local time in the United States.The following image shows the core stage rocket on the test bed at NASA's Stannis Space Center, which is being refueled with liquid hydrogen. The burning flame on the left of the picture is the liquid hydrogen in the countdown rehearsal of the heat test, which started on December 20, is being safely discharged and burned.

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The core stage of the rocket includes liquid hydrogen tank, liquid oxygen tank, four rs-25 engines, computer system, electronic equipment and Avionics for controlling the rocket. During the test, all core stage systems will be powered, and the rocket's fuel tank will contain more than 700000 gallons of cryogenic propellant.

All four engines will ignite while simulating the first stage operation during launch, which will generate a total of 1.6 million pounds of thrust.

Artemis 1 will test the integrated system of SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft before the manned lunar mission. NASA plans to launch its next manned lunar mission in 2024.

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