We’re working on the solid rocket boosters that will help power NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. Ask us anything about the boosters and our 2nd booster qualification test firing!
**Thanks so much for participating in our Reddit today! Be sure and tune into to our live broadcasts before and during the test - June 27 at 1:30 pm MT will be our live pre-view of the test, and the actual test will be broadcast on June 28 at 8:05 am - both on NASA TV and on NASA's Ustream - http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv."
NASA is building the Space Launch System, or SLS, a new heavy-lift rocket and Orion, the crew capsule that will ride on top and carry astronauts. Together, this system gives us the ability to explore deep space. Two solid rocket boosters will help propel SLS out of Earth’s orbit, and Orbital ATK in Promontory, Utah, is building them. We tested a booster last year with the propellant conditioned to the upper limit of its temperature operating range, and our upcoming booster test will be conditioned to the lower limit.
You can watch the test live on NASA TV June 28 at 8:05 a.m. MT, and for more information on SLS, visit http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/index.html. For more information on Orbital ATK, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
• Alex Priskos, NASA SLS Boosters Manager
• Kyle Frame, NASA SLS Boosters Project Coordinator
• Fred Brasfield, Vice President, NASA Programs, Orbital ATK
• Jeff Foote, Deputy Vice President, NASA Programs, Orbital ATK
• Alicia Carrillo, Orbital ATK Engineer
• Earl Benson, Nozzle and Test Area Quality Engineering Manager, Orbital ATK