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 […]
The largest parachute ever to fly on a Mars mission has been deployed in the first of a series of tests to prepare for the upcoming ExoMars mission that will deliver a rover and a surface science platform to the Red Planet.
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.
The group in front of the Maxus9 payload represents only a fraction of the international team membership that worked on the project.
Our friends from @DiscoveryCanada filming the Huygens 8m parachute for its 20 year launch anniversary ably assisted by Team Vorticity. #huygens #cassinihuygens
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.
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.
Vorticity, and partners TNO/CGG Technologies, Airborne Systems USA and the University of Leeds have successfully completed the Airbags for Small Landers: Design project for the European Space Agency.
Vorticity Ltd provided the specialist parachute consulting advice to the British Antarctic Survey for their Javelin drop on the Pine Island Glacier.
Vorticity’s latest balloon flight test, a part of the ESA Subsonic Parachute Technology Research Programme, takes the ESA logo to stratospheric heights.