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Capsula Mini Irene recuperata e missione compiuta

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Mini Irene capsule recovered and mission completed

The "Mini Irene Flight Experiment" (MIFE) is successfully completed. The capsule, launched on November 23 from the Swedish Space Center (SSC) with a Sounding Rocket Maser, has been recovered at the end of the suborbital mission. Based on data received from the Ground Station, the capsule was nominally ejected from the carrier, it successfully deployed, and performed reentry and landing as scheduled.

All the main mission objectives have been achieved. The flexible thermal protection system deployed correctly in space, withstood the dynamic pressure peak and related mechanical stresses during re-entry, and maintained its nominal attitude during the most critical flight phases in transonic and high subsonic regimes. The capsule transmitted all the telemetry data to the ground, allowing the reconstruction of the re-entry into the atmosphere and of the landing, providing the coordinates for the subsequent recovery. The impact on the ground caused, as expected, damage to the rigid nose and to the structures of the deployable heat shield which, being made with commercial "Off-the Shelf" materials, can be easily replaced at low cost for each single mission.

The success of this mission, together with the tests in the "Scirocco" Plasma Wind Tunnel and in the CIRA Space Qualification Laboratory, represent the first fundamental stage of a program that will see CIRA, ALI and the University of Naples Federico II engaged in the creation of the final system for return to orbit.

 

 

Mini Irene capsule recovered and mission completed<img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Recupero%20capsula%20Mini%20Irene.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/space/accesso-allo-spazio-satelliti-ed-esplorazione/mini-irene/capsula-mini-irene-recuperata-e-missione-compiuta/Mini Irene capsule recovered and mission completedMini Irene capsule recovered and mission completed<p></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="EN-US">The "Mini Irene Flight Experiment" (MIFE) is successfully completed. The capsule, launched on November 23 from the Swedish Space Center (SSC) with a Sounding Rocket Maser, has been recovered at the end of the suborbital mission. Based on data received from the Ground Station, the capsule was nominally ejected from the carrier, it successfully deployed, and performed reentry and landing as scheduled.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="EN-US">All the main mission objectives have been achieved. The flexible thermal protection system deployed correctly in space, withstood the dynamic pressure peak and related mechanical stresses during re-entry, and maintained its nominal attitude during the most critical flight phases in transonic and high subsonic regimes. The capsule transmitted all the telemetry data to the ground, allowing the reconstruction of the re-entry into the atmosphere and of the landing, providing the coordinates for the subsequent recovery. The impact on the ground caused, as expected, damage to the rigid nose and to the structures of the deployable heat shield which, being made with commercial "Off-the Shelf" materials, can be easily replaced at low cost for each single mission.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="EN-US">The success of this mission, together with the tests in the "Scirocco" Plasma Wind Tunnel and in the CIRA Space Qualification Laboratory, represent the first fundamental stage of a program that will see CIRA, ALI and the University of Naples Federico II engaged in the creation of the final system for return to orbit.</span></p>2022-11-23T23:00:00Z

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Lancio della capsula Mini Irene dallo Swedish Space Center (SSC)con un Sounding Rocket Maserhttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2228Launch of the Mini Irene capsule from the Swedish Space Center (SSC) with a Sounding Rocket MaserLancio della capsula Mini Irene dallo Swedish Space Center (SSC)con un Sounding Rocket MaserImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Lancio%20del%20Sounding%20Rocket%20Maser%20da%20SSC.jpg
Capsula Mini Irene recuperatahttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2226The Mini Irene capsule has been recoveredCapsula Mini Irene recuperataImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Capsula%20Mini%20Irene%20recuperata.jpg
Modulo del payload stage che ha ospitato la capsulahttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2227Payload stage module that housed the capsuleModulo del payload stage che ha ospitato la capsulaImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Modulo%20del%20payload%20stage%20che%20ha%20ospitato%20la%20capsula.jpg
Recupero di Mini Irene al termine della missionehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2225Mini Irene recoveryRecupero di Mini Irene al termine della missioneImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Recupero%20di%20Mini%20Irene.jpg

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