Thursday, August 8, 2013

Project Morpheus tether test #28

Morpheus Bravo vehicle executed a successful tether test on August 7, 2013 at Johnson Space Center. The combined Morpheus/JPL team met all test objectives including engine ignition, ascent, a 3 meter lateral translation over simulated Mars soil provided by JPL to help them with a plume study, 40 seconds of hover at the apex, and a slant descent to "landing" using free flight guidance. The entire flight duration was ~80 seconds. All though the Mars soil simulant is not typical for Morpheus test fires, it sure made for a spectacular show.

Project Morpheus Tether Test 21 (May 24, 2013)
Morpheus Unit B first fully integrated hot fire test (May 6, 2013)
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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