NASA sets world record with 'supersonic parachute' for the Mars 2020 parachute

NASA sets world record with 'supersonic parachute' for the Mars 2020 parachute

This high-definition image was taken on September 7, 2018, during the third and final test flight of the ASPIRE payload. The results are in and the parachute has been approved for the 2020 launch. The Nex-Gen Mars 2020 rover is designed and based out of Curiosity rover. The first test flight carried nearly an exact copy of the parachute used to land NASA's Mars Science Laboratory successfully on the red planet in 2012.

'And let me tell you, it looks attractive'.

Today, NASA launched "On a Mission", an eight-episode podcast series that will follow the InSight lander's journey beyond Earth's borders and its attempt to land on Mars next month. Cargo opened the parachute when he reached the desired distance, when passing through the atmosphere.

Of course, ASPIRE has been created to perform better than ordinary parachutes.

Slow-motion video captures the first fractions of a second of the ASPIRE chute's deployment. In addition, the rover is expected to pave the way for manned missions to Mars.

Less than two minutes after the launch of a 58-foot-tall (17.7-metre) Black Brant IX sounding rocket on September 7, a payload separated and began its dive back through Earth's atmosphere, the USA space agency said in a statement late Monday.

The Mars 2020 rover parachute is made from nylon, Technora and Kevlar fibers.

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"But high up-around 23 miles-the atmospheric density on Earth is very similar to 6 miles above Mars, which happens to be the altitude that Mars 2020 will deploy its parachute".

The parachute was deployed at almost twice the speed of sound.

Nasa has also released a snippet which was meant to show the tests, and the test makes parachute look likes a Jellyfish from outer space.

The us space Agency NASA has successfully tested the parachute technology ASPIRE for the mission Mars 2020.

The mission is timed for a launch in July/August 2020 when Earth and Mars are in good positions relative to each other for landing on Mars.

Now that the parachute has passed its tests, Clark and his crew will focus on the rest of the landing. "I may not get to shoot rockets to the edge of space for a while, but when it comes to Mars - and when it comes to getting there and getting down there safely - there are always exciting challenges to work on around here".