Reply to post: Re: Descent?

NASA tests supersonic parachute, to help us land on Mars

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Re: Descent?

It looks like it opened at a lower speed than planned, it's hard to read the scale (and why was the graph drawn from right to left?) but I think it deployed at about 180 ft/s (what's wrong with SI units for rocket science?) instead of 200ish.

It's not the worst graph I've ever seen, but whoever made it has made some questionable choices in units, orientation and choice of data to display.

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