Vorticity and the British Antarctic Survey

Vorticity Ltd provided the specialist parachute consulting advice to the British Antarctic Survey for their Javelin drop on the Pine Island Glacier.

The project required a parachute which would stabilise the payload and decelerate it to a precise terminal velocity to ensure it embedded correctly in the glacier.

Dr David Jones technical development leader on Project Javelin for the British Antarctic Survey, told us “Your parachutes [consulting advice], and the rest of the javelin (ADIB) project design were a huge success – we now have 30 active javelins scattered across inaccessible regions of the Antarctic.”

For further information about our terrestrial parachute consulting capability please contact Dr Steve Lingard or John Underwood.