I must say the CS parachute department seems to be on the ball, good to see so much work going into recovery!
Video Caption: In an attempt to mitigate the spin we saw with our last manned Ballute jump, we made and tested a small-scale design, which is sown from two sections – top and bottom, rather than single continuous gores. This, we hope, allows better alignment of air intake pockets, which we expect caused the spin on the previous design.
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As well as designing the recovery systems for the upcoming Stratos IV flight, the team will get a chance to test their systems in the REXUS/BEXUS program, first flight in 2020.
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In this video, you can see the Drogue Deployment Test of the Stratos III recovery team.
Video Caption: A Short preview showing a few seconds from the second parachute test at Skydiving Center Jump.
This test was to investigate a mechanical “disreefing” device, that help us control how fast the parachute opens up.
A day late sorry!
This weeks pic goes to me! Busy patching a few tears in a 21ft diameter main parachute for my liquid fuelled rocket project (thanks mum for doing the sewing!).