01/16/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/16/2021 17:44
Teams from NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) Program conducted a hot fire of the Artemis I core stage on Jan. 16 at NASA's Stennis Space Center.
All four RS-25 engines ignited successfully, but the test was stopped early after about a minute. At this point, the test was fully automated. During the firing, the onboard software acted appropriately and initiated a safe shutdown of the engines. During the test, the propellant tanks were pressurized, and this data will be valuable as the team plans the path forward. In coming days, engineers will continue to analyze data and will inspect the core stage and its four RS-25 engines to determine the next steps.
To learn more, tune in to NASA TV for a post-test briefing at 7:30 EST.
Learn more about Green Run, and check back at this blog for updates on the SLS core stage hot fire test. Watch a replay of the test on NASA Television or NASA's YouTube channel.