NASA Successfully Completes Solid Rocket Motor Test
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
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A two-minute static firing of the Space Shuttle program's first Production Rate Motor was successfully tested Aug. 16 at ATK Thiokol Inc., an Alliant Techsystems company, in Promontory, Utah, north of Salt Lake City. The test satisfied 48 objectives, including the evaluation of new sensors, or Intelligent Pressure Transducers. Produced by Stellar Technology, Inc., of Amherst, N.Y., the transducers also were tested earlier this year on a modified motor at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. (ATK Thiokol)
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