August 3, 2013 the specialists of "Smith" The next stage of the rocket firing test of NK-33.
At this time, the product was verified by separate elements in new production of triple resource.
The main purpose of long-term tests of NK-33 was the confirmation of its quality characteristics when implemented technology solutions for newly manufactured assemblies of the combustion chamber — the collector and the new industrial rubber parts engine units.
Total running NC-33 in the first three bench tests was 616 seconds. The engine worked successfully, confirming all of the required parameters.
During the fire tests were heads and experts of the American aircraft engine company "Aerojet Rocketdyne."
For the record:
The delegation of "Smith" at the MAKS-2013 was headed by executive director Nicholas Jakushin. "We brought to the MAX only rocket engines. Right now, we’re very dynamic negotiations with U.S. partners of Aerojet and Orbital Sciences, — the executive director. — I can say that we are entering the home stretch in terms of sign is not optional, but a solid contract for the production of NK-33. American partners demonstrate a strong interest in the restoration of the production of our engines, we need such large orders is also very interesting. "