Saturday, November 17, 2012

Parachute ejection system

Some experimental work has been carried out on the parachute ejection system. The Following video shows two tests of an airbag-like ejection system that will be placed under the parachute. On the first test some gas from the gas generator bypassed the metal mesh that cools the gas. The hot gas damaged the nylon bag so it doesn’t inflate. That issue has been fixed on the second test.