Orion Model in Spin Tunnel
January 3, 2011
Engineers performed a series of tests in the 20-ft. Vertical Spin Tunnel recently that measured the aerodynamics of a 6.25 percent model of the Orion crew module with deployed drogue parachutes. The purpose of the test was to compare how the model performed in simulated flight versus a free-flight flight test in the tunnel.
Topics: Parachuting, Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Drogue parachute, Parachute, Spin, Apollo program, Project Constellation, Orion, Vertical Spin Tunnel, the Orion