Reply to post: Re: Descent?

NASA tests supersonic parachute, to help us land on Mars

jmch Silver badge

Re: Descent?

If the chute deployed too soon, does that mean it was further up than it should have been (in thinner atmosphere?), and that the good test results are actually excellent?

Or does it mean it deployed before rocket reached full height (in thicker atmosphere) and therefore teh good results are to be taken with a pinch of salt?

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