MORPHEUS LANDER “BRAVO VEHICLE” ABOUT TO TAKE FLIGHT.
Photo Credit: NASA of Free Flight 3 or FF3 which was successfully conducted on December 10, 2013: CLICK photo for larger size and see below for information, links and a video.
LAUNCH ALERT; Sort of…..
NASA’s Morpheus Lander will conduct Free Flight Test 4 (Free Flight 4 or FF4) and it’s scheduled to commence at 1800 UTC (1300 EST) at NASA Kennedy Space Center out at Hazard Field at the north end of the former space shuttle runway. I placed the live streaming feed below, check it out!
The Morpheus Lander is a vertical take-off and landing vehicle that in the future will be able to land more than 1000lbs. on the surface of the Moon, Mars and possibly beyond to include the landing of astronauts. Morpheus is equipped with the Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT) which will navigate the vehicle upon automated planetary decent.
Free Flight 4 (FF4) objectives are to hover to an altitude of approximately 50 meters after a short hover at around 25 meters. Morpheus will then fly forward approximately 47 meters and descend onto the marked landing area inside Hazard Field.
STREAM TEST LIVE HERE: http://morpheuslander.jsc.nasa.gov/live/
Morpheus Lander Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MorpheusLander
Morpheus Lander Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorpheusLander
NASA Morpheus Page: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/exploration/morpheus/#
Project Morpheus Homepage: http://morpheuslander.jsc.nasa.gov/
Morpheus Lander Fact Sheet: http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/fs-2013-05-010-morpheus_factsheet.pdf
Morpheus Lander Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/morpheuslander/sets/
PROJECT MORPHEUS; FREE FLIGHT 3 on DECEMBER 10, 2013: