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NASA Turns to NTS’s Santa Clarita Lab for SLS Core Stage Qualification Testing

November 11, 2020

As the leader in space testing, NASA turned to our Santa Clarita laboratory to conduct wide scale testing for the SLS core stage components. The testing, which included a wide range of vibration and shock under combined environments, was critical...

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Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Santa Clarita Lab Bolsters Vibration Testing Capabilities

October 12, 2020

The expansion of the Santa Clarita lab continues at a record-setting pace. The lab, which is renowned for space and military testing, invested millions of dollars in new equipment. Among the upgraded equipment a new T4000 dual shaker system. The...

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What Is Satellite Testing?

November 19, 2018

Most people probably never think about how many times a day satellites affect their lives. After all, satellites are up there, and we are down here — out of sight, out of mind. But every time a driver turns on...

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Aviation Fuel Contamination Risk to Flight Safety

May 22, 2018

One indisputable fact is, engines do not run on water or anything other than what they were designed to burn. Water contamination of fuel that turns to ice can cause a blockage to an aircraft’s fuel system and engine can...

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Dual Shaker Testing for Large Test Articles

April 27, 2018

Demand for large force shaker testing is increasing, particularly for our clients in the aerospace and satellite sectors. Large electrodynamic shakers like the T4000 are the workhorses of the NTS dynamics labs, but when the test article is so large...

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MIL-C-25478B – Military Specification: Coolers, Lubricating Oil, Aircraft General Specification

April 11, 2018

“The MIL-C-25478B specification is the general specification for aircraft engine lubricating oil coolers that provide oil temperature regulation for aircraft gas turbine engines using high temperature synthetic base lubricating oil, and aircraft piston engines, turbo propeller gear boxes, and helicopter...

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Fuel Icing and Contamination Test Stand Goes Live in Santa Clarita

October 24, 2017

NTS understands the significant threat to aerospace fuel system components posed by ice and contamination, and that is why NTS Santa Clarita has just completed significant upgrades in its water in fuel, fuel icing and contaminated fuels testing capabilities. Our...

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Training: Modern Practices in Intermediate Vibration Testing

January 24, 2017

NTS Santa Clarita is pleased to host the IEST for the course “Modern Practices in Intermediate Vibration Testing” on February 7, 2007. The purpose of this course is to offer a comprehensive familiarization with leading edge issues and best practices...

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New and Upgraded Aerospace Test Capabilities in Santa Clarita

January 10, 2017

As part of our continual effort of improvement, the Santa Clarita laboratory has just opened a revamped acoustic test facility along with a brand new vibration facility. It features two oversized doors to easily accommodate large test items and staging/prep area with an...

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Evaluation of Accelerometers for Pyroshock Performance in a Harsh Field Environment

December 2, 2016

NTS Santa Clarita had the pleasure of assisting Anthony Agnello and Robert Sill of PCB Piezotronics, Inc., Patrick Walter of Texas Christian University, and Strether Smith with the pyroshock testing needed for their white paper “Evaluation of Accelerometers for Pyroshock...

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