Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
Parent System: Space Shuttle Main Engine
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1981
Total Production: 15
Family Members: Space Shuttle Main Engine
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Description: The RS-25D/E rocket engine is a modification of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) and is intended for the core stage of NASA's future Space Launch System (SLS) space rocket family. The new SLS heavy carrier vehicle will be powered by three or five RS-25D/E rocket engines starting in 2018. It burns a mixture of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen and can attain a maximum thrust level in vacuum of 512,300-lb.

RS-25D/E Applications

Space Systems SLS Evolved Lift Capability SLS Initial Lift Capability

RS-25D/E Specifications

Thrust: 512,300 pound (232 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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RS-25D/E News

There is 1 news
on 14 Sep 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011NASA Announces Design for SLS Deep Space Exploration System

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