Mark It Complete! NASA SLS Acoustic Testing Series is Now Done

Wednesday December 19, 2018

Dynetics successfully completed a Space Launch System (SLS) Universal Stage Adapter (USA) development acoustic test series in the Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility at NASA's Plum Brook Station. This test series was to evaluate the proposed design of acoustic panels for the SLS USA and provide data to help anchor acoustic models. Testing ran for two weeks from Nov. 6 - 15, 2018, and was led by Dynetics' acoustics subcontractor, Zin-Technologies and performed by the NASA personnel. The testing was supported by the USA Spacecraft Payload Integration Element (SPIE) Vibroacoustics and Shock Working Group members from Dynetics, ZIN, NASA's Glenn Research Center and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. The USA is required to reduce the external noise from the world's largest rocket to an acceptable level for potential payloads.

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