J-2X Turbomachinery Complete

Huntsville AL (SPX) Dec 28, 2010 NASA and Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne have successfully completed the heart of the J-2X upper stage rocket engine – the turbomachinery assemblies – for the first development engine off the production line. The engine’s turbomachinery consists of two turbopumps, each part pump and part turbine. Turbines provide the power to drive the pumps. One pump pushes high-pressure liquid oxygen, or ox

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