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U.S. Air Force-NASA Technology Demonstrator Engine for Future Launch Vehicles Successfully Fired During Initial Full Duration Test
05.02.05
 
Kim Newton
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Ranney Adams
Air Force Research Laboratory
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(Phone: 661.275.5465)

Paul Foerman
Media Relations Department
Stennis Space Center, Miss.
(Phone: 228.688.3341)
Photo release: 05-062


The Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator engine is successfully fired April 28 during testing at NASA's Stennis Space Center. + Large (2304 x 1536, 300 ppi)
+ Medium (720 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator engine is successfully fired April 28 at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. A plume of fire is released as the engine is ignited during the evening tests at the center's E-1 test stand. The initial full-duration ignition test lasted 4.9 seconds, and is part of a series of tests being conducted on the demonstrator. The purpose of the series is to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of the full-flow, staged combustion rocket engine cycle, and to demonstrate advanced engine component technologies. The Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator project is managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base in Calif., in cooperation with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. (NASA)


The Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator engine is successfully fired April 28 during testing at NASA's Stennis Space Center. + Large (2304 x 1536, 300 ppi)
+ Medium (720 x 480, 72 ppi)
+ Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator engine is successfully fired April 28 at NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. A "tail" of fire lights up the night during the evening tests at the center's E-1 test stand. The initial full-duration ignition test lasted 4.9 seconds, and is part of a series of tests being conducted on the demonstrator. The purpose of the series is to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of the full-flow, staged combustion rocket engine cycle, and to demonstrate advanced engine component technologies. The Integrated Powerhead Demonstrator project is managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base in Calif., in cooperation with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. (NASA)

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