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Recovery Test (URT) 7
« on: 11/03/2018 01:29 am »
Aerial Drone Footage Captures Recovery Test at Sunset

Published on Nov 2, 2018

Check out this incredible aerial view of NASA’s Recovery Team and the US Navy practicing recovering a test version of the Orion crew capsule after it splashes down. Underway Recovery Test-7 is one in a series of tests to verify and validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean following deep space exploration missions.

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Re: Recovery Test (URT) 7
« Reply #1 on: 11/08/2018 10:16 am »
Photos from NASA Kennedy

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Re: Recovery Test (URT) 7
« Reply #2 on: 11/14/2018 03:57 am »
Departing from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Exploration Ground Systems’ team embarked on the USS John P. Murtha, an amphibious U.S. Navy ship, in the Pacific Ocean with the main goal of ensuring all of their recovery equipment was up to the task. This round of testing was known as Underway Recovery Test-7, or URT-7.

ORCA apparently is the yellow rig in the water and the LLAMAs are the orange lines hooked up to winch hardware on the ship rails.