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Antares rocket engine damaged in test mishap

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 01:15 AM

Antares rocket engine damaged in test mishap


spaceflightnow.com said:

A Russian-built rocket engine assigned to launch an Orbital Sciences Corp. commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station in early 2015 was damaged Thursday during a test mishap at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

"A test anomaly occurred earlier today at Stennis during an acceptance test of an AJ26 engine slated to fly in 2015," said Orbital Sciences spokesperson Barry Beneski. "The cause of the failure is unknown at this time."    

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