Recovery Update

This year the team plans to go with a reef parachute system replacing the drogue and main parachute system of previous years. The reefing device will be a tubular solenoid that will be retracted when activated by other electronics such as an altimeter and light sensor. The device will be located in a pouch on the parachute skirt.

The team will go with the cruciform parachute design this build cycle which a smaller scale version was recently tested in a wind tunnel.