Test flying saucer, which experts call blown inflatable retarder supersonic speed will be held in early June at the U.S. Air Force missile test site on the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian archipelago composed. The experiment will be carried out in the stratosphere.
In the future, the designer view, the device will attach to the base of the spacecraft – this will ensure their braking tenuous Martian atmosphere and a soft landing on the surface of the Red Planet.
Conceived two variants devices – diameter 6 and 8 meters. The first is intended for space truck, and the second – for manned spacecraft.
Design supplied huge parachute diameter of 33.5 meters, which will help ensure a successful landing on Mars heavy loads, including residential units operated vehicles and crews to return to Earth.
During the test, plate raise a balloon to an altitude of 36 km, and then turn on its rocket engines. Once will gain altitude 55 km and reached the speed of 3.5 times the speed of sound, it will start to decrease, using an inflatable braking device and a parachute. Drive unit in the Pacific, where it will pick up the U.S. Navy.