WATCH: NASA Team Conducts Artemis I Core Stage Hot Fire Test, Stops After One Minute Into Test

By  //  January 16, 2021

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on-board software acted appropriately, initiated a safe shutdown of the engines

John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi (NASA) – 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.

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. (NASA Image)

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