Throttle Up! J-2X Powerpack Test Sets Record

Throttle Up!

During a record-breaking exam on Jun 8, 2012, engineers throttled a J-2X powerpack adult and down several times to try countless handling points compulsory for a fuel and oxidizer turbopumps. The formula of this exam will be useful for last opening and hardware life for a J-2X engine turbopumps.

The J-2X engine will energy a top theatre of a developed NASA’s Space Launch System, an modernized heavy-lift rocket that will yield for tellurian scrutiny over Earth’s orbit.

The exam was conducted during NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne is building a J-2X engine for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Image Credit: NASA/SSC