Video Caption: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has completed a series of hot-fire tests of the 52,000-54,000lb-thrust Bantam demonstration engine for a”pusher” launch abort system on Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft, under design for NASA’s Commercial Crew Development program. The motor “pushes” the spacecraft to safety if a launch is aborted. The tests were conducted in the California desert.
by Doug Messier
on March 14, 2012, at 1:02 pm
in News. Tags: Bantam engine, Boeing, CCDev, commercial crew, CST-100, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.