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After the unexpected shutdown, NASA conducted the second ‘Hotfire’ test of Megarocket

After the unexpected shutdown, NASA conducted the second ‘Hotfire’ test of Megarocket

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The new hotfire trial of NASA's next-gen megarocket should go for eight minutes, yet it kept going only 67 seconds. The space office has a clarification for the untimely closure, saying everything's swell, except a subsequent test stays an unmistakable chance. The first hotfire trial of the Space Launch System (SLS), performed on Saturday, January 16 at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, went to a grinding end at right over the one-minute mark when a key parameter went into outside the field of play an area, clarified NASA in an statement. The parameter being referred to has to do with the power through pressure needed for gimbaling, or the turning, of each rocket motor. For the test—the eighth and (possibly) last of the Green Run testing system—NASA intended to fire each o...