Monday, May 6, 2013

Morpheus Unit B first fully integrated hot fire test

Project Morpheus Hot Fire Test #8: On May 1, the Morpheus concept lander "Bravo Unit" was tested in a "hot fire" configuration, the first fully-integrated test of this second Unit. Built by Armadillo Aerospace, with the aim of developing a cutting edge vehicle for soft-landing 500 kg. payloads on the Moon, Unit A was lost following the failure of a real-time inertia measurement unit in August 2012.

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Morpheus and ALHAT teams, still hard at work (February 11, 2013)
Morpheus employs ALHAT in teather test #16 (June 13, 2012)
Project Morpheus lander - Soft Abort Test (May 11, 2012)
Morpheus Tether Test #10 (April 9, 2012)
Morpheus Tether Test #8 (March 14, 2012)
Project Morpheus methane Hot Fire Test #5 (February 29, 2012)
Morpheus lander in tethered flight tests (May 7, 2011)

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