product design to the extreme.

Discussion in 'Industrial/Product Design' started by Joergn, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Joergn Member

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    hopefully successful landing on the Mars of the rover Curiosity, which was lanch late in 2011. The design challenges faced are jaw dropping. All the stages in landing have to function automatic or without human input, due to the time data takes to travel from Mars to earth.
    how do you test these systems on earth, since its a very different environment.
    1. Guiding the entry small rockets. slowing the craft down to mach 1 or 2

    2. Parachute Descent slowing down to a nice speed of 1200mph

    3. Powered Descent after getting rid of Parachute, slowing 200mph around.

    4. sky crane system will lower the rover to a soft landing wheels down - on the surface of Mars.

    lot to do

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  2. sketchforsketch Administrator

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    That looks overly complicated, nothing that blue foam and a bit of double sided tape can’t fix. What was plan B?
  3. Joergn Member

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    plan b, get out and push. true it costs if any stage fails.
    cheers for uploading vid, couldnt figure it out
  4. sketchforsketch Administrator

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    I would have gone with the large bouncing beach ball triples core method that or FedEx it. But yes you can see where the money goes, but is this product design? I would say its more like engineering and science. I think I read somewhere that the NASA crowd don’t even recognise the I.D profession :mad: :mad: :mad: , only recognising engineering and science professions!!! Is that true?

    By the way I will do a post on how to post a video soon.
  5. Joergn Member

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    Your right I think about nasa, it will be a great achievement if it works. If not fed ex lol
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    tomorrow moment of truth 5th.
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    HOW DID THE MOMENT OF TRUTH GO?
  8. sketchforsketch Administrator

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    Went well for them.
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  9. Joergn Member

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    Class, great achievement indeed.

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