Thursday, March 24, 2011

GAGA-1: Parachute Test

As a small test of the opening of the GAGA-1 parachute I attached it to a bag containing 1kg of sugar using the same cord as will be used for the flight and with the assistance of a colleague threw it out of the window of our office.

We are 8 stories up, so we get a bit of flight time. Here's the video:

The parachute opened nicely and the bag of sugar survived the fall.

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