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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.

16th International Planetary Probe Workshop 6th – 12th July 2019

We are delighted to announce that the 16th International Planetary Probe Workshop will be held in Oxford University from 8-12 July 2019.As in previous years, the IPPW brings together scientists, engineers, technologists, mission designers, space agency representatives and students from around the world for a collaboration focused on exploring solar […]

ESA – SUPERMAX

The SUPERMAX mission (Supersonic Parachute Experiment Ride on a MAXUS rocket) was flown successfully on the MAXUS 9 flight which took place on 7th April 2017. 

SuperMAX is calling home…

#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 […]

MAXUS9

The group in front of the Maxus9 payload represents only a fraction of the international team membership that worked on the project.