Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter from Start to Stack

Fri, October 21, 2016

See how a test version of the launch vehicle stage adapter (LVSA) for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, is designed, built and stacked in a test stand at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The LVSA was moved to a 65-foot-tall test stand Oct. 12 at Marshall. The test version LVSA will be stacked with other test pieces of the upper part of the SLS rocket and pushed, pulled and twisted as part of an upcoming test series to ensure each structure can withstand the incredible stresses of launch. The LVSA joins the core stage simulator, which was loaded into the test stand Sept. 21. The other three qualification articles and the Orion simulator will complete the stack later this fall. Testing is scheduled to begin in early 2017. SLS will be the world’s most powerful rocket, and with the Orion spacecraft, take astronauts to deep-space destinations, including the Journey to Mars. More information on the upcoming test series can be found here:http://go.nasa.gov/2dS8yXB

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