More Supersonic Parachute Tests

Vorticity Ltd completed a supersonic wind tunnel campaign for the European Space Agency last week. A series of small parachutes were tested at Mach numbers between 1.6 and 2.25 in the 1.5 m wind tunnel at CNRC in Ottawa.

The results from the test campaign will be used to help design parachutes for the next generation of European Mars landers.