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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. 

MAXUS9

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

Testing Schiaparelli’s Parachute

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.

Earth Return Capsule Campaign

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.