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EDM landing system tests

Date: 08 September 2011
Depicts: Crushable material samples before and after testing
Location: Vitoria, Spain
Copyright: SENER

The EDM’s landing system was tested for its capability to land safely on a wide range of terrain that may be encountered by the EDM (slopes up to 19 degrees, and rocks of various shapes up to 38 centimetres height). Crushing tests on samples helped study the main mechanical properties of the material. This photo shows the crushable material test samples before (top) and after (bottom) the crushing test.

The landing system tests were performed by SENER, led by Thales Alenia Space, Italy, under ESA supervision.

Last Update: 08 October 2015

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