Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has tested NASA´s space launch system (SLS) RS-25 development engine, 0528, as the engine ran 650 seconds at NASA´s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, the company said.
The RS-25 engine, previously known as the space shuttle main engine, has a legacy of powering human spaceflight. Starting last year, Aerojet Rocketdyne resumed RS-25 engine testing to ensure it and its upgraded controllers meet the requirements of SLS for its maiden flight in 2018. The current test with engine 0528, the second development engine, provides an additional engine sample for overall evaluation.
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.