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Orion MPCV HIB Splash Test - Aug 2, 2011
August 2, 2011


 

This is the third Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) water landing test conducted at the Hydro Impact Basin at NASA Langley Research Center. This test represented the worst-case scenario for landing.

The prediction had a 50-percent chance of the test article getting inverted. The Orion Project Team collects valuable data regarding Crew Module stability. The team also obtained invaluable experience in righting the test article.

VIDEO:
Gary Banziger, NASA Langley Research Center

IMAGES:
Sean Smith, NASA Langley Research Center
Jordan Bryan, NASA Langley Research Center
 

Orion MPCV splash test at LaRC HIB Orion MPCV splash test at LaRC HIB Orion MPCV splash test at LaRC HIB
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Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

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Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

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Credit: NASA/Jordan Bryan

 

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