Subsonic Parachute Trade-Off and Testing

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.