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A9 Imagery

These are images and movies from the ALTAIR 9 parafoil test flights at Garipay Field. The balloon was tethered at 500 feet and the parafoil vehicle released from there.
Parafoil rigged for test in the lab. Hi-res Vehicle at launch. Hi-res The ultimate fate! Hi-res

  • A9-OnBoard.mov   This video was taken by the on-board camera and shows the various steering maneuvers tested during flights 1-4. Flight 4 ended badly.

  • A9-4-Ground.mov   This is a ground-based video of the fateful Flight 4.