Arizona Drop Test Demonstrates Orion Parachute Deployment

HOUSTON – The parachute recovery system for NASA’s Orion crew exploration capsule performed as designed during a complex June 25 Arizona drop test in which a replica of the 20,000-lb. vehicle was released from 35,000 ft. The test evaluated the cover release mechanism on the forward bay in which the...

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.