NASA Tests AJ26 Commercial Rocket Engine Design

Bay St. Louis, Miss. (Dec. 17, 2010) – NASA conducted a test fire Friday of the liquid-fuel AJ26 engine design that will power the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Taurus II space launch vehicle. The test at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi supports NASA’s Commercial Transportation Services partnerships to enable commercial cargo flights to the International Space Station. Orbital’s Taurus II uses a pair AJ26 rocket engines... Read More