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Stennis to test Taurus II rocket engine

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by Staff Writers
Bay St. Louis, Miss. (UPI) Dec 16, 2008
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi will test the Taurus II space launch vehicle's rocket engine.

The first Taurus II mission is scheduled to be flown in support of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services cargo demonstration to the International Space Station. The demonstration is planned for the end of 2010.

The Taurus II design being developed by the Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., uses two Aerojet AJ26 rocket engines to provide first stage propulsion for the launch vehicle, officials said. Delivery of the first engine is expected about June.

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