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Structural test article for SLS’s second stage arrives at NASA Marshall

ICPS structural test article being lifted from its shipping container. Photo credit: NASA

ICPS structural test article being lifted from its shipping container. Photo credit: NASA

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) has taken another step in its preparation for a projected 2018 launch with the arrival of the rocket’s upper stage Structural Test Article (STA). The United Launch Alliance (ULA)-built Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) STA arrived at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), after a short barge trip from ULA’s facility in Decatur, Alabama.

Read more in my exclusive coverage at SpaceFlight Insider.

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