The press service of the American department declares that the engine can be used to carry out missions to the moon, as well as to the planets of the solar system - primarily to Mars.
RS-25 E2063 tests were conducted at NASA named after J. Stennis, located in Mississippi. Observation of the fire test of the power plant was carried out from a distance of about a kilometer.
The duration of the test was a few minutes. As noted, this is the time that a super-heavy rocket needs in order to rise from the launch pad.
The plans for the United States - test flight of the launch vehicle Space Launch System in 2019 year. A manned flight using this rocket is scheduled for 2021 of the year. It was noted that the test launches of the new engine will continue until a manned flight.
Specialists a few days after the tests presented a report that the fire tests were successful. More than 20 computers, which monitored the fuel supply process, engine temperature changes and its operating parameters, did not reveal abnormal situations.