The system uses 450,000 gallons of water and is designed to reduce the heat and noise caused by a rocket launch, but – even without the rocket – it's impressive to watch. It's called aft protector and sound suppression system, and NASA uses it to keep the launcher at a controllable temperature even when it's blown up by a rocket.
As soon as a rocket leaves the launch pad, all eyes turn to the sky The technology that ensures that launch sites work at their highest efficiency is in itself very interesting. The goal: to reduce the extreme amount of heat and energy generated by a rocket launch. A previous wet flow test took place in May.
The test was conducted at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA conducted a similar test earlier this year to identify possible problems and make modifications
The test is part of the preparations for the launch of Exploration Mission 1
"Exploration mission 1 is the first in a series of increasingly complex missions that enable human exploration on the Moon and Mars," NASA said. It is expected to start in June 2020.
The system is designed to carry larger payloads and generate more energy that could open the door to space missions, "including robotic scientific missions to places like Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter," NASA
said Leave a trail that people will follow on the next Orion flight by pressing the edges of the envelope to prepare for this mission. "