MarsDrop flies again!

By |2015-06-29T23:06:27-05:00December 15th, 2014|

After the difficulties we had with the MarsDrop parawing guided descent experiment earlier this spring, we conducted some low altitude testing to learn the best way to pack the parawing for deployment.  Following these drop tests, we managed to fly the parawing several times to successful recoveries. Most recently, we flew the MarsDrop payload in [...]

MarsDrop Microprobe Flies Again!

By |2020-03-21T17:41:47-05:00May 17th, 2014|

MarsDrop is an initiative to develop an inexpensive space probe that will land on Mars using a parawing. The parawing will allow the probe to fly significant distances through the Martian atmosphere under controlled guidance. The only way this can be tested on Earth is to drop the probe and parawing from a high-altitude balloon [...]

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