Monday, February 27, 2012

Orion drop test Wednesday

The Orion Parachute Test Vehicle is slated for a drop test Wednesday in at the Army Proving Grounds in Yuma, Ariz. The vehicle will be dropped from a C-17 aircraft for the test of the parachute system. Elsewhere, the Exploration Flight Test Orion is continuing construction in New Orleans, while the Ground Test Article is undergoing vibration testing in Denver. (Source: Spaceflight, 02/26/12) Previous post on earlier parachute test.