Design, Test and Manufacture
of a Planetary Entry Vehicle Model
Tuesday, December 5, 2000 10 AM Pacific
This is a very special webcast. Students met engineers,
computer designers, machinists and facility managers who are responsible
for the design, manufacture and test of planetary entry vehicle models.
See video of the lathes and the ballistics range and join in asking the
experts questons. The webcast shows the test facility, the balistics range;
the designers computer screen, manufacture of a model on computerized lathes
and describes the test of a Mars entry probe model which will be tested
in the ballistics range (or you could say fired through a gun). The sequence
reveals the engineering design process.
Research and preparation are strongly encouraged prior
to participating in the webcast and chat.
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