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SLS continuing engine upgrades, tech development to support launcher evolution – NASASpaceflight.com

The Liquid Engines Office for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Program is planning a busy…

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The Liquid Engines Office for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Program is planning a busy schedule of test campaigns next year in parallel with efforts to complete preparations for the vehicle’s first launch. Existing Aerojet Rocketdyne hydrogen-oxygen engine designs and hardware will be used for the SLS core and upper stages, but both the space agency and the prime contractor for the RS-25 and RL10 engines are investing in upgrades and technology development to make the engines more cost-effective.

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