Taurus 2 Booster Engine Tested at Stennis

NASA’s Stennis Space Center conducted a successful 10-second test firing of the liquid fuel Aerojet AJ26 engine that will power the first stage of the Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Taurus® II space launch vehicle. This test supports NASA’s partnerships to enable commercial cargo flights to the International Space Station. The test served as a short-duration readiness firing to verify the AJ26 engine’s start and shutdown sequences, as well as test stand operations and controls.

The Taurus® II will be launched from the FAA-licenced commercial Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Va. in the summer of next year.

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