Aerojet Rocketdyne's RS-25 Flight Controller Goes Three for Three in Testing for NASA's Space Launch System
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss.,
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"The Space Launch System is the rocket that will take humans beyond the Moon, and ultimately to Mars," said
The flight controller translates the vehicle's commands into action while monitoring the health of the engine by making real-time adjustments to the speed of the turbopumps, combustion pressures, as well as the engine's thrust and propellant mixture ratios. Today's test focused on the engine thrust and mixture ratio precision operation.
"Achieving the optimum thrust and mixture ratio is crucial for creating an extremely efficient rocket engine," added
Glenn Mahone, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 202-302-9941 Glenn.Mahone@Rocket.com Mary Engola, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 571-289-1371 Mary.Engola@Rocket.com
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