Trevor Belinsky
Jan. 14, 2021
2:02 p.m. PST

General Recovery Questions Regarding Descent

Hi, we are currently sitting at a vertical descent rate of 36fps which is above the minimum of 30fps. Is this 30fps the magnitude of the velocity or just the vertical component? Also if we need to correct this which we most likely do, what is the cheapest and easiest way to do this? We have a dual deployment recovery system so should we add another drogue chute or would we have to replace one entirely with a larger chute? Thanks!
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ESRA VP moderator
Jan. 20, 2021
11:47 a.m. PST
This is called Rocket Engineering.... recommend you do some of the engineering stuff to figure out the answer to your question.
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