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Missile guidance using GPS satellite positioning

10.07.2010

 

You can see that the Attitude Control Motor fires immediately to provide control.  (photo: White Sands Missile Range)


Orion successfully reoriented for separation.  (Photo: White Sands Missile Range)



All three motor systems worked as planned.  Will the chutes deploy?  (Photo: White Sands Missile Range)


Gravity dictates that the Launch Abort System lands first.  (Photo: White Sands Missile Range)


 

The Orion descends safely!  And provides a very nice picture.  (Photo: White Sands Missile Range)


The Orion has landed!  (Photo: White Sands Missile Range)


I'm pretty sure I could have survived this ride!  (Photo: White Sands Missile Range)


Not the usual desert image, but a very welcome one for NASA.  (Photo: White Sands Missile Range)

 




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