Altitude Testing

Altitude Testing

Altitude Testing Center

Six test stands at WSTF provide vacuum test capability:

  • Engine and engine systems up to 25,000 lbf (110 kN) thrust
  • Altitude greater than 100,000 ft (30,000 m) engine firing with steam ejectors up to 250,000 ft (76,000 m) using vacuum pumps without firing
  • Propellants: liquid hydrogen, gaseous and liquid oxygen, hydrocarbon, hydrazine, Aerozine-50, monomethylhydrazine (MMH), nitrogen tetroxide (N2O4), gaseous and liquid methane
  • Solid motors
  • Helium pressurants
  • Nitrogen pressurants
  • Vertical or horizontal firing
  • Temperature-conditioned propellants and test article, 40 to 120 °F
    (4 to 49 °C)


Page Last Updated: September 30th, 2013
Page Editor: Judy Corbett