THE 7 MINUTES OF TERROR!
RogerCoppock 2012/07/11 10:43:30
How to land a rover on Mars, "The 7 Minutes of Terror":
-- 13,000 mph to zero,
-- half a million lines of code!! (tested only in simulation),
-- 6 vehicle configurations,
-- 76 pyrotechnic devices,
-- a 1600 degree heat shield,
-- a reaction control guidance system,
-- a supersonic parachute,
-- a rocket lander,
-- an imaging RADAR,
-- a 7 meter crane, and the biggest unknown of them all,
-- an unexplored planet 14 light-minutes away!!!!!!!
Hay! What can go wrong?
(Please see the video at.)
'The balloon goes up' August 5th.
This makes my model rocket dual-deployment streamer and parachute landings look like child's play.
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