Posts Tagged ‘CPAS’

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Orion conducts final full system parachute test ahead of EFT-1


As the launch date for Exploration Flight Test -1 (EFT-1) closes in, the Orion team conducted the final major parachute testing ahead of gaining data from an actual…

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Orion successfully demonstrates safe landing under two parachutes


NASA’s Orion spacecraft successfully achieved a contingency landing scenario on Wednesday, returning under just two of its three parachutes. The test – conducted at the U.S. Army’s Yuma…

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Orion PTV preparing for drop test on Wednesday – EFT-1 Orion progress


The Orion Parachute Test Vehicle (PTV) is on track forĀ its drop test on February 29 at the US Proving Grounds in Yuma, Arizona. The vehicle has completed processing…

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Orion hoping for success with second generation parachute system


Orion teams are in the final stages of preparing for the first Generation II Parachute Test Vehicle (PTV2) airdrop at the end of this month. Following the failure…