cold-flow test

cold-flow test

[¦kōld ¦flō ‚test]
(aerospace engineering)
A test of a liquid rocket without firing it to check or verify the integrity of a propulsion subsystem, and to provide for the conditioning and flow of propellants (including tank pressurization, propellant loading, and propellant feeding).
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The deaths and injuries occurred during a cold-flow test of the oxidizer system being developed for SpaceShipTwo, a spacecraft being built to provide suborbital flights for tourists.