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    The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has carried out a static fire test of the RS-25 engine (EO528) that is planned to be used in the Space Launch System (SLS) missions.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The successful test was performed on Thursday at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi as part of a broader test series, NASA said in a Thursday release.

    "The tests are designed to validate a new engine controller and how the RS-25 engine design functions in the SLS operating environment, which has functional and environmental differences from the Space Shuttle," NASA said.

    According to the space agency, there is already a healthy stock of RS-25 flight engines, most of which were used for Shuttle flights.

    NASA’s SLS rocket that will be powered by the RS-25 engines will carry the Orion spacecraft about three to five days away from Earth, during the early missions.


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