Orion’s Main Parachutes

Orion’s Main Parachutes

One of Orion’s categorical parachutes from a Capsule Parachute Assembly System, or CPAS, is lowered into a H2O during a Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) during a Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Orion CPAS group assimilated a Exploration Flight Test 1 liberation group and member of a U.S. Navy to exam liberation procedures for a Orion parachutes.

The NBL is 202 feet in length, 102 feet in width, and 40 feet in abyss (20 feet above belligerent turn and 20 ft below) and binds 6.2 million gallons of water. In further to a stream parachute liberation exam a trickery has been used by a Orion module to exam a Crew Module Uprighting complement on a full distance Orion mockup famous as PORT.

Image Credit: NASA/James Blair