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J-2X test series proves part integrity

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center gave a key component of the J-2X engine a brisk workout to ensure it can withstand its extreme operating environment. The engine's fuel turbopump first stage ...

dateMay 16, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Ariane 5 - First launch of 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- Yesterday evening, an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport at Kourou, in French Guiana, on its mission to place two multi-role telecommunications satellites into geostationary ...

dateFeb 13, 2009 in Space Exploration
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J-2X engine continues to set standards

(Phys.org) -- Testing of the next-generation J-2X rocket engine continues to set standards. Last fall, the engine attained 100 percent power in just its fourth test and became the fastest U.S. rocket engine ...

dateMay 28, 2012 in Space Exploration
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