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For Release: Jan. 16, 1996
NOTE TO EDITORS: 95-4N
ENGINE TEST SCHEDULED AT MARSHALL CENTER WEDNESDAY
The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. is scheduled to test an instrumented modified Space Shuttle Main Engine for 17.5 seconds Wednesday at approximately 12:00 p.m. in the Advanced Engine Test Facility.
The test will help engineers characterize the performance of the main engine under conditions that might expand operational capabilities for future reusable launch vehicles.
The engine will be operated at 16, 20 and 27 percent power levels during the test run. The test will be the sixty-fifth firing of a modified Space Shuttle engine in the former Saturn V engine test facility.