Reply to post: Re: I wonder if it'll be friends with me?

Oh chute. Doubts cast on ExoMars lander's 2020 red planet jaunt after another failed test

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Re: I wonder if it'll be friends with me?

As TeeCee says, they'll have slowed down to merely ridiculous speeds by the time the parachutes deploy, but to test the heatshields at that speed, they strap them onto a rocket, and blast them at the earth's atmosphere, like this.

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