The US Space Shuttle uses three reusable rocket engines which utilize Liquid Oxygen and Liquid Hydrogen as propellants. The engines are attached to the space shuttle orbiter.
Length: 4.2 meters
Diameter: 2.25 meters
Engine Thrust: 488, 000 pounds
The Space Shutle Main Engine was developed in the 1970s by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
Enhancements to the Space Shuttle Main Engines are in progress. NASA continues to increase their reliability and safety.
The latest modifications include new high-pressure fuel and oxidizer turbopumps, a two-duct powerhead, a single-coil heat exchanger and a large-throat main combustion chamber.
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