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07-08-2012, 08:57 AM
Check this shot out of the Mars lander on its parachute taken by the Mars Orbiter
07-08-2012, 09:03 AM
How awesome is that?
That is fantastic for sure.
This mission just keeps getting better.
One of the most amazing pics ive ever seen. :eyepop:
Right up there with Blue Marble and Pale Blue Dot.
Im in awe.
07-08-2012, 12:02 PM
awesome, what was max G? would this work for people Im wondering :)
That is awesome. NASA must've been pretty chuffed when someone worked out that Mars Orbiter was going to be in a position to take the image. Maybe it was planned? :shrug:
Either way, still awesome!
07-08-2012, 01:20 PM
The MRO is one of the best satellite's NASA has built... http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/main/index.html
Here's some photos it took of the Phoenix landing in 2008...
07-08-2012, 01:29 PM
They could have sold advertising on the top of that parachute??
07-08-2012, 03:13 PM
That's just too cool!
Thanks for the link.
07-08-2012, 03:35 PM
During EDL someone at NASA commented that the force exerted on the capsule during parachute deployment would be 9G.
07-08-2012, 04:12 PM
That'd get your stomach down your heels. :lol: I suspect they'll work something different for entry when they send people eventually.
07-08-2012, 04:13 PM
Thats amazing !
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