About Us

Established in 2002, Vorticity is a centre of excellence for aerospace systems engineering consultancy, specialising in entry, descent and landing systems for space vehicles.  Vorticity is a world-class player in parachute and airbag system design for extra-terrestrial applications, having served the industry for almost two decades.

Many of the team have worked on notable missions, such as the development of the Huygens Descent Control Subsystem (DCSS), the parachute system that safely landed the Huygens probe on Saturn’s moon Titan;  NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Mars Science Laboratory mission, using fluid-structure interaction techniques to predict the parachute’s aerodynamic performance throughout its operational envelope; and the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission, which aims to deliver a European rover equipped with a scientific laboratory to the surface of Mars.

After almost two decades of consulting with many respected aerospace organisations and academic institutions, Vorticity brings deep aerospace engineering knowledge to all we do for our customers.