Posts Tagged ‘space’

Rolls-Royce expanding at Stennis Space Center

HANCOCK COUNTY — Rolls-Royce North America is adding a second jet engine test stand at the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center, according to a release from the governor’s office. The project represents a company investment of at least $50 million and will create 35 new jobs. Currently, Rolls-Royce employs 45 workers at its existing […] [...]

NASA conducts successful rocket test at Stennis

by MBJ Staff Published: November 10,2011

Tags: aerospace, defense, rocket engine, rockets, space, space exploration

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA conducted a successful 500-second test firing of the J-2X rocket engine Wednesday, marking another important step in development of an upper stage for the heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS). SLS is designed to carry the Orion spacecraft, its crew, cargo, equipment and science experiments to destinations in deep space. Data from […] [...]

Former rocket engine fuel tank used to rebuild reefs

by Associated Press Published: November 3,2011

Tags: aerodefense, aerospace, environment, oysters, reefs, space, space exploration

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR’s) Artificial Reef Bureau and NASA’s Stennis Space Center recently teamed up to continue efforts to enhance deep-water fishing in the northern Gulf of Mexico. GULF OF MEXICO — Since Hurricane Katrina — when nearly 100 percent of Mississippi’s artificial reefs were destroyed — the MDMR has conducted 113 […] [...]

Aerojet conducts test firing of rocket engine

by MBJ Staff Published: September 29,2011

Tags: aerospace, defense, rockets, space, space exploration, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — Aerojet, a GenCorp company, along with NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation, has conducted a successful ground test firing of an AJ26-62 flight engine that will power Orbital’s Taurus II medium-class space launch vehicle. The test was conducted at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Aerojet’s AJ26 engine is an oxidizer-rich, staged-combustion LO2/kerosene engine that […] [...]

NASA buys ex-ammunition plant at Stennis

by Associated Press Published: August 22,2011

Tags: defense, federal agency, mergers and acquisitions, military, space, space exploration

HANCOCK COUNTY — A ceremony this Wednesday marks the transfer of a 1.6-million-square-foot-facility to NASA at the Stennis Space Center. By acquiring the former Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant, NASA says it will increase its total facility space at Stennis by about 33 percent. NASA says in a news release that a dozen public and private […] [...]

Stennis prepares to test rocket engine component

by Wally Northway Published: March 7,2011

Tags: aerodefense, aerospace, space

HANCOCK COUNTY — The E-2 Test Stand team at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center is moving ahead in preparations for testing a vital component for a next-generation rocket engine test stand under construction onsite. Testing on the three-module chemical steam generator (CSG) is designed to verify and validate the unit’s fabrication, confirming it will […] [...]

Orbital engine successfully tested at Stennis

by Associated Press Published: February 9,2011

Tags: aerospace, defense, space

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA has test fired an engine that will be used for low orbital commercial cargo deliveries. The test was performed yesterday at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. NASA has partnered with Orbital Sciences Corporation for eight cargo missions to the International Space Station. The first planned launch is scheduled for […] [...]

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