J-2X Engine ‘Gets a Lift’ at Stennis Test engineers hoist the J-2X engine for installation into the A-2 Test Stand at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Image credit: NASA/SSC


J-2X Engine in A-2 Test Stand at Stennis Test engineers hoist the J-2X engine for installation into the A-2 Test Stand at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Image credit: NASA/SSC


J-2X Engine Prepares for Testing at Stennis A J-2X engine, right, is being transported to the A-2 Test Stand at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Image: NASA/SSC

NASA Set for New Round Of J-2X Testing at Stennis Space Center

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — NASA’s progress toward a return to deep space missions continues with a new round of upcoming tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine, which will help power the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) to new destinations in the solar system.

Beginning this month, engineers will conduct a series of tests on the second J-2X development engine, designated number 10002, on the A-2 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Once the series is completed, the engine will be transferred to the A-1 Test Stand to undergo a series of gimbal, or pivot, tests for the first time.

Read more: NASA – NASA Set for New Round Of J-2X Testing at Stennis Space Center.

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