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Orion Preps for Recovery Testing

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:47 pm via: NASA
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At the U.S. Naval Base San Diego in California, the Orion boilerplate test vehicle and support hardware are secured in the well deck of the USS Anchorage for Underway Recovery Test 2. NASA, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy will conduct tests in the Pacific Ocean to prepare for recovery of the Orion crew module, forward bay cover and parachutes on its return from a deep space mission.

The second underway recovery test will allow the teams to demonstrate and evaluate the recovery processes, procedures, new hardware and personnel in open waters.The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program is conducting the underway recovery

Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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