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Video Of Orion Drop Test - Failure  
User currently offlineNycbjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 447 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5698 times:

didn't see anything posted on this, looks like the parachute system needs some more attention!

any one hear more about this?

http://link.brightcove.com/services/...nk/bcpid1513658585/bctid1745075221

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User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5587 times:

http://www.space.com/news/080821-orion-parachute-test.html

That should explain it for ya. Seems that the failure was in the parachutes that are part of the test rig, not the actual Orion parachutes. In other words, one of the chutes that was supposed to help the ship get out and away from the drop aircraft, and then oriented in the right direction, failed.



Phrogs Phorever
User currently offlineNycbjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5546 times:

thanks that makes sense now!

User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5528 times:

How many chutes failed? None of them seems to fully deploy.

User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5526 times:



Quoting Keesje (Reply 3):
How many chutes failed? None of them seems to fully deploy.

I think the Orion's chutes never got the chance to work, because the test rig was improperly set up.


User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5464 times:



Quoting Thorny (Reply 4):
I think the Orion's chutes never got the chance to work,

maybe a 5th parachute would have worked...



Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5462 times:

Sir Issac Newton was correct,
Gravity not just a good idea its the law dammit.



I would help you but it is not in the contract
User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5330 times:



Quoting Keesje (Reply 3):
How many chutes failed? None of them seems to fully deploy.

According to the article, it was one of ten parachutes that failed. I think what they mean is one of the first test chutes failed which caused all of the other chutes to fail, because obviously none of them fully opened. I guess they can not classify the other chutes as failures because they were opened outside of normal parameters.



Phrogs Phorever
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