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Orion Parachute Tests Adds '10,000 Feet of Success'
2013-07-25 08:57:43

[ Watch the Video: Orion Parachutes Pass the Test ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's new Orion spacecraft can land safely even if one of its parachutes fails, a new complicated, high-altitude test demonstrated on Wednesday. This test was the 10th in a series of evaluations designed to check out the Orion multipurpose crew vehicle's parachute system. The test capsule was dropped from a C-17 aircraft at its highest altitude yet, 35,000 feet above the Arizona...

2013-05-17 23:19:23

Fiorentino Drag Test with United Space Alliance Successful Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Fiorentino Para-Anchor announces a successful on-water test of its parachute sea anchor which is scheduled to be deployed when NASA´s new Orion spacecraft returns from its first beyond low Earth orbit flight test. Representatives of Houston-based United Space Alliance, subcontractor to Lockheed Martin on the Orion project, watched the test in the harbor at Long Beach, CA. Zack...

Simulated Parachute Failures Can't Keep NASA From Landing Orion Test Version Safely
2013-05-02 10:31:59

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During a simulation of two types of parachute failures this past Wednesday, a test version of NASA´s Orion spacecraft made a safe landing. The mock capsule was traveling approximately 250 mph during the test in Yuma, Arizona, when the parachutes were deployed. This is the highest speed reached by the craft as part of a series of tests designed to certify the parachute system for carrying humans. The mission´s engineers...

2013-02-13 10:21:03

NASA engineers have demonstrated the agency's Orion spacecraft can land safely if one of its three main parachutes fails to inflate during deployment. The test was conducted Tuesday in Yuma, Ariz., with the parachutes attached to a test article. Engineers rigged the parachutes so only two would inflate, leaving the third to flag behind, when the test capsule was dropped from a plane 25,000 feet above the Arizona desert. "Today is a great validation of the parachute system," said Chris...


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