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Development Status of the NASA MC-1 (Fastrac) EngineThe MC-1 (formerly known as the Fastrac 60K) Engine is being developed for the X-34 technology demonstrator vehicle. It is a pump-fed liquid rocket engine with fixed thrust operating at one rated power level of 60,000 lbf vacuum thrust using a 15:1 area ratio nozzle (slightly higher for the 30:1 flight nozzle). Engine system development testing of the MC-1 has been ongoing since 24 Oct 1998. To date, 48 tests have been conducted on three engines using three separate test stands. This paper will provide some details of the engine, the tests conducted, and the lessons learned to date.
Document ID
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Ballard, Richard O. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Olive, Tim (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Turner, James E.
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2000
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion and Power
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2000-3898
Meeting Information
Joint Propulsion(Huntsville, AL)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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