SUBSONIC PARACHUTE TRADE-OFF AND TESTING
Vorticity concluded its research for ESA’s Subsonic Parachute Trade-off and Testing programme.
The objectives of the programme were:
- to identify a suitable parachute for subsonic deceleration on Mars;
- to improve the characterisation of subsonic parachutes used for space exploration; and
- to identify novel test and analysis techniques applicable to parachute research.