NASA plans to ignite the most powerful rocket built on January 17 According to the agency’s statement.
This will be the first launch of the long-awaited (and delayed) rocket ship “Space Launch System” (SLS) that NASA plans to use for non-commercial human space flight. This is the core content of NASA’s Artemis program, which is a landing mission for manned flights, carried out on the moon “the first woman and another man” in the language often used by NASA.
However, during the first ignition, only the liquid fuel engine at the core of the rocket was tested, and no solid fuel booster would one day help put the SLS into orbit.
When the SLS core is tested, it will be the most powerful rocket ever ignited on earth.
SLS has a height of 322 feet (98 meters), and its head is shorter than the 363 feet (1
The raw power does not translate well into how much mass the rocket can carry into space.
After completion, if all goes well, SLS can transport more than 27 tons (24,000 kg) of the moon to the moon, which is far more than the 24 tons (22,000 kg) that the space shuttle hauled into low earth orbit. Less than the Saturn 5 moon landing. (However, according to the Live Science sister site Space.com, The carrying capacity of SLS will be wasted on different rocket stages and fuel, making SLS a better cargo carrier overall. )
The test will end the eight-part test program called SLS “Green Operation” by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The seventh part was successfully completed on December 20, 2020, indicating that the rocket can load 700,000 gallons (265,000 liters) of supercooled liquid fuel and then remove it without incident.
The fire will take place at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near St. Louis Bay, Mississippi.
“During the Green Run test of wet clothes rehearsal, the core stage, stage controller and Green Run software all performed perfectly, and there was no leakage after the water tank was fully loaded and replenished for about two hours.” The statement said, located in Ala Stage manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Bama. “Data from all tests so far gives us confidence to continue the fire.”
The test may be streamed on NASA’s YouTube channel.
Originally published in “Life Science”.