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A group of former Apollo aero sciences experts teamed with the NESC, and the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Program to assess the issue of drogue damping in the Orion crew module parachute system.
A wind tunnel test will be sponsored by the NESC team using particle image velocimetry to obtain wake flow measurements from a capsule model.
The NESC performed a risk-reducing technology demonstration for the Orion Crew Module Vision Navigation System (VNS) with the vision navigation sensor autonomous rendezvous and docking relative navigation experiment (VADRE).
An NESC assessment will be testing composite strands to improve reliability estimates of COPVs and understanding of COPV stress rupture behavior to ensure safety and reliability of COPVs