The Flight Support Booster-1 test builds on three full-scale development test firings and two qualification test firings NASA and Northrop Grumman successfully completed with the five-segment solid rocket motor in preparation for the first three Artemis missions.
The Sept. 2 test at Northrop Grumman facilities in Promontory, Utah, will help teams evaluate potential new materials, processes, and improvements for the boosters that will power deep space missions beyond Artemis III. The test also will provide another opportunity to evaluate motor manufacturing and performance.
About an hour and 30 minutes after the test, media will have the opportunity to participate in a teleconference with:
- Bruce Tiller, manager of the SLS boosters office at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama
- Charlie Precourt, vice president of propulsion systems at Northrop Grumman, in Promontory