LDSD Supersonic Pilot Mortar

Systima, under subcontract to Pioneer Aerospace, designed, tested and built drogue parachute mortars used by JPL on the successful LDSD flight test conducted June 28, 2014. The test was conducted at the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range out of Kauai, Hawaii and demonstrated successful deployment and inflation of the largest supersonic ballute ever tested. The ballute subsequently extracted the test vehicle’s main parachute.