Huygens Back Cover
November 11, 2009
View of the inner side of the back cover. In the sequence of events during the atmospheric descent, the back cover is the first to be pulled of by a pilot chute. This reveals the Descent Module which will deploy its main parachute, after which the front shield is released to fall to the surface.
Topics: Parachuting, Flight, Space exploration, Reentry capsule, Pilot chute, Parachute, Cassini–Huygens timeline, Huygens probe, Spacecraft