Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. has completed a series of hot-fire development tests on three reaction control system (RCS) engines for Boeing´s crew space transportation (CST)–100 Starliner service module propulsion system, the company said.
Each RCS engine was tested up to 4,000 pulses and 1,600 seconds at NASA´s White Sands test facility in New Mexico.
Starliner is designed to open a new era of spaceflight, one that will carry humans to the International Space Station from American soil. The RCS engines are part of the spacecraft´s service module propulsion system, and are designed to provide on-orbit maneuvering functions, as well as re-boost capabilities for the space station.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is an aerospace and defense company that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.