(PROMONTORY, UT) — A Utah aerospace company has performed a successful test on a solid rocket motor at its desert facility. The 53-foot-long GEM-60 rocket from ATK burned for 90 seconds with about 270,000 pounds of thrust. The company, which has previously built rockets for the space shuttle program, was testing a new nozzle capable of withstanding extreme heat. They say the new motor will likely be used for transporting satellites and weather monitors.
Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com
Idaho State Journal staff