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AF Demonstrates Key Rocket Engine Technologies for Next Generation Launch Systems

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY PROPULSION DIRECTORATE (MAY 16, 2016)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.—The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost (HCB) program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in support of next generation launch systems. The HCB program completed full power, full duration tests of the oxygen-rich staged combustion (ORSC) sub-scale preburner. Testing was conducted at the historic rocket Test Stand 2A at Edwards Air Force Base; the facility was first utilized to test the F-1 engine used to power Saturn V rockets in the Apollo program to reach the moon.

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