Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Waspie_Dwarf

Project Morpheus Tether Test 34

2 posts in this topic

Morpheus Completes Tethered Flight With Test of Hazard Avoidance System

The Morpheus lander tried out a sophisticated hazard avoidance system March 27 during a flight test conducted with the unmanned lander suspended from a crane on a tether on the north end of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The prototype lander has completed several free flight tests showing it could control itself through a takeoff, flight and landing. This test was performed to verify the lander's recently installed autonomous landing and hazard avoidance technology (ALHAT) sensors and integration systems would operate as planned. With the system confirmed, mission planners will begin working toward a free flight with Morpheus using the ALHAT system to steer past a field of boulders to a safe landing area in a test field.

Credit: NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Source: NASA/Kennedy - Multimedia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Project Morpheus Tether Test 34

The multi-center, integrated Morpheus/ALHAT team successfully completed Tether Test 34 (TT34) the KSC SLF on Thursday, March 27, 2014. This was a necessary in-flight test of the complete Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT) system on the Bravo vehicle before moving forward with the next series of Free Flights.

Follow Morpheus on twitter @MorpheusLander and on Facebook at facebook.com/MorpheusLander

Credit: NASA/Project Morpheus

Source: NASA/JSC - Morpheus Lander

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.