Saturn V F-1 Gas Generator Hot-fire Test
Saturn V F-1 Gas Generator Hot-fire Test

On Jan. 10, 2013, the Saturn V F-1 gas generator completed a 20-second hot-fire test. Engineers are completing a series of tests at Test Stand 116 located in the East Test Area at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The primary test objectives are to gather performance data from the refurbished gas generator and to demonstrate new test stand capabilities for conducting future tests with liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene fuel, known as Rocket Propellant 1. This digital data also will help engineers refine engine combustion computer models and analyze different fuel mixture ratios and soot production. All data will be valuable for the development of advanced propulsion systems.

Image credit: NASA/MSFC

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