Supersonic Parachute Tests

During September 2012 , Vorticity tested parachutes at speeds between Mach 1.6 and 2.2 as part of a research programme for the European Space Agency. The objective of the tests, carried out at the NRC Trisonic Wind Tunnel in Ottawa, Canada, was to improve knowledge of parachutes which could be used for future Mars landings and Earth return missions.