#SuperMAX is calling home! We have signal & confirmation of parachute deployment #MAXUS9. The SUpersonic Parachute Experiment Ride on MAXus, or Supermax, has been given a piggyback on Maxus-9, lifting off from Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, Sweden 7 April 2017. Sounding rockets are launched to the edge of space […]
Picture Credit: SSC Rockets and Balloons
Our friends from @DiscoveryCanada filming the Huygens 8m parachute for its 20 year launch anniversary ably assisted by Team Vorticity. #huygens #cassinihuygens
The landing site of the Schiaparelli module and the parachute can be seen in the latest pictures provided by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) on NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter. The bright white object at the bottom of the image is believed to be the […]
Tune into the updates from ESA’s space operations centre as the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter approaches and enters orbit around the Red Planet, and the Schiaparelli module lands on its surface.
Here is Dr. Steve Lingard standing in the NFAC* wind tunnel with the test version of the parachute that will slow the Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing module as it plummets through the martian atmosphere on 19 October 2016.
In June 2015, Vorticity will be flight testing six prototype Earth Return Capsules at the Swedish Space Centre in Kiruna, Sweden on behalf of the European Space Agency.
Vorticity, and partners TNO/CGG Technologies, Airborne Systems USA and the University of Leeds have successfully completed the Airbags for Small Landers: Design project for the European Space Agency.
Vorticity Ltd provided the specialist parachute consulting advice to the British Antarctic Survey for their Javelin drop on the Pine Island Glacier.
Celetrak’s SOCRATES conjunctions database is calculated twice-daily to aid spacecraft operations collision avoidance manoeuvres. This network shows conjunctions of less than 5 km between orbiting objects, including debris, on 29th October 2009.