MORPHEUS LANDER “BRAVO VEHICLE” READY FOR FREE FLIGHT 8 “FF8.”
Illustration Credit: NASA Morpheus Team of Free Flight 7: 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 8 (FF8) and it’s scheduled to commence on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 1545 UTC (1045 EST or 0745 PST) 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 link 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 8 (FF8) objectives are to ascend to an altitude of 142 m (465.8 ft.), move down range a predicted 193 m (636.4 ft.), 17 m (55.7 ft.) divert then and descend onto the marked landing area inside Hazard Field. The entire test should take approximately 82 seconds.
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
Morpheus Lander VIDEO page: http://morpheuslander.jsc.nasa.gov/videos/
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
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