Feb 20 2005, 05:11 PM
Found this link
at another forum.
More information can be found at Michael Clive's website
Feb 20 2005, 06:50 PM
Interesting - but not very MSL like
Pseudo-Fiction 'MSR' looks cool though
Feb 20 2005, 06:57 PM
The animation is quite crude, so if you expect something like NASA's EDL animation for MERs, you will be disappointed.
Feb 20 2005, 07:02 PM
I didn't quite understand how the thing just stopped in mid-air and let the rover out. is there a parachute? retro-rockets?
edit - "this version does not have engine effects for the skycrane"
Feb 20 2005, 07:57 PM
The lander + skycrane will drop out of the backshell, much like Viking, MPL, and Phoenix
. Fire the pyro bolts that hold it up there, and because it's drag is very low compared to the now light backshell and chute - it drops out. Probably a second later, the engines will start up to do the powered descent
Apr 24 2007, 08:04 PM
A question for the UMSF community. Does anyone have update on
the use of Ka-band for MSL's landing radar? This should allow a more
focused beam and more accurate readings, if I understand this correctly.
May 13 2007, 06:11 PM
A similar entry/descent/landing video is available on youtube.http://youtube.com/watch?v=E37Ss9Tm36c