Reply to post: Awesome imagery, one camera is still missing...

Purple glistening plasma, you say? Orion plummets back to Earth

KrisMac
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Awesome imagery, one camera is still missing...

I recognise the heat shielding problems it would raise but I would love to see the footage from a 'down' view camera...

The view from the front-side plane of the heat-shield as the capsule skimmed through the atmosphere would be awesome, (right up until the glare from the plasma washed out the CCD's filters completely). And actually seeing the planet getting larger and closer as the machine falls through the atmosphere once it comes back under attitude control would make the zoom function on Google maps look totally pathetic.

I guess I'll just have to wait until someone can work out how to make transparent ceramic heat resistant tiles.

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