The outpost

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The outpost
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Outpost (Yuma, Ariz.)
Yuma Proving Ground (Ariz.) -- Public Affairs Office
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Y1 U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, ARIZONA 85365 | VOLUME 49 NO. 16 MONDA Y, S EPTEMBER 14, 2015YPG testing puts humanity a step closer to MarsTraining realism at YPG /Page 2 From electronics to houses, Evaro builds things to last /Page 3 Army band lls theatre with music /Page 4 Ready for its most dangerous test to date, the mock-up of NASAs Orion space capsule waits inside the cargo bay of a C-130 for its drop. Were doing what we call minimal system test, said Michele Parker, deputy program manager. This is the rst test of the minimal system of one drogue and two main parachutes. (Photo by Mark Schauer) By Mark Schauer The nearly-full sized model of the Orion space capsule was in the cargo was far away. in the school system somewhere. That to the moon and proceeding to Mars endurance and speed. Escaping Earths yet perhaps the most important aspect The astronauts aboard the Orion capsule count on the Capsule Parachute them safely back on Earth. Each of the makes up the parachutes cord is made is designed to deploy sequentially and pass through two stages prior to being fully open: after hurtling back ton capsule prior to main parachutes miles per hour. The system is designed with redundancies meant to protect the parachutes fail. The chances of losing a chute are SEE NASA page 6


2 SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 THE OUTPOSTY2 THEOUTPOST News may be submitted to: The Editor, Outpost, Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ, 85365. Phone: (928) 328/6189 or DSN 899. Visit our website at: or email to: yolanda.o.canales.civ@mail.milCommander: Col. Randy Murray Public Affairs Ofcer: Chuck Wullenjohn Public Affairs Specialist/Editor: Yolanda Canales Public Affairs Specialist: Mark Schauer Technical Editor, Cold Regions Test Center: Clara Zachgo Marketing Specialist: Teri Womack Visual Information Manager: Riley Williams The Outpost is an unofcial publication authorized under provisions of AR 360. The Outpost is published every two weeks by the Public Affairs Ofce, Yuma Proving Ground. Views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Army. This newspaper uses material credited to ATEC and ARNEWS. While contributions are solicited, the PAO reserves the right to edit all submitted materials and make corrections, changes or deletions to conform with the policy of this newspaper. Next Outpost deadline is noon September 17thSexual Assault Hotline: 920-3104 Report Domestic Violence: 328-2720Training realism at YPGBy Chuck Wullenjohn unmanned aircraft approaching from the load. The balance consists of training units to organizations numbering in the hundreds. The attraction to outside organizations training ranges throughout the nation much more to the table. YPG training is best suited to comzone and surface to air altitude requirements are so large that few ranges can safely accommodate it. Human and mechanical error is always in play when said. Here at YPG we can assure that organization that offers training units from the original concept of a training operation to bringing it to fruition on maintained to standards. ground can last anywhere from a few any problems that arose. I met the unit when they drew the was absolutely critical to the operation. Luis Arroyo (left), chief of Yuma Proving Grounds Training and Exercise Management Ofce, leads a customer-oriented organization that offers training units a one-stop-shop where execution of a quality training experience is the overriding goal. (Photo by Chuck Wullenjohn)


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4 SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 THE OUTPOSTY4 Catch the WAVE & $AVE Super Studios & 2 Bedrooms Pets Welcome Huge Swimming Pool Beach Club Apts. 2350 S. 8th Ave. | Phone (928) 782-7579 www.thebeachclubapts.comWe Support Our Troops!00069194 Army band lls theatre with music By Teri Womack band kicked off a four city tour by per forming a free concert to a packed house at the Historic Yuma Theatre. Well of the Yuma community showed up in year commemoration of the beginning of the Vietnam War. Concert attendees were treated to artwork displayed in the lobby painted colorful poster portraying an illustrated war. concert-goers were disappointed to hear that all tickets had been distributed. The good news is that the band has agreed to holiday concert. The band will present 7 p.m. Planners estimate this will be about three dont want to miss out its the perfect way to kick off the holiday season with Vocalist of the 62nd Army Band sings from the heart while entertaining over 600 attendees at the Historic Yuma Theatre. (Photos by Mark Schauer) Yuma Proving Ground commander Col. Randy Murray presents the Army Band commander with a token of appreciation for a great performance in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Saxophone and trumpet musicians lled the air at the Historic Yuma Theatre with melodious sounds of patriotic marches, medleys and songs from around the world.


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6 SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 THE OUTPOSTY6pretty serious potential consequences if could decelerate the capsule to a safe one of the riskier tests performed on the system. There were many factors to body of the craft from the un-deployed parachute impact its stability in descent? From a structural design standpoint McClung. some folks may assume that this test and cameras than would be possible real space mission. We get so much data from these tests We do a reconstruction where we know personnel fanned out and carefully parachutes and lines from the desert but the workers gathered the fabric slowly and methodically: testers want know that it was not incurred from parachutes made the journey back to parachutes were suspended from a high from YPGs motor pool used a large onto a lowboy trailer for transport back to Yuma. The prospect of humans landing on Mars and its moons entices the are quick to remind their Earth-bound few. inspire generations of engineers: all of these things are part of the riches and NASAFROM PAGE 1Astronaut Victor Glover (center) speaks to media representatives in the moments before the test. A rocket with an American ag on the side of it is one of the most important things NASA is going to do in the near future in human spaceight, he said. (Photo by Chuck Wullenjohn) Astronaut Doug Wheelock feels humans reaching Mars will occur in the long term, but other important advances are much closer to fruition. The objective is all we will learn in the intervening years about science, technology, engineering, our planet, and ourselves. We will inspire generations of engineers. (Photo by Chuck Wullenjohn) Once the drop was completed, personnel fanned out and carefully recovered the massive deployed parachutes and lines from the desert oor, as seen here. Testers want to evaluate any damage that may have occurred to the parachutes, and know that it was not incurred from the recovery efforts. (Photo by Mark Schauer)


THE OUTPOST SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 7 Y7 Unlike the actual Orion capsule, the mock capsule used in the test has exterior panels made of easily sheered-off Styrofoam. The test item is the same width as the Orion, but several feet shorter to accommodate the clearance height of the cargo aircraft it is dropped from: this combined with the fact that in tests it touches down on land and not the ocean as it would in a real reentry from space makes upside-down test landings common and expected. (Photo by Mark Schauer) Each of the systems three main parachutes have canopies made with 10,000 square feet of broadcloth nylon, and risers made of Kevlar, the strong synthetic ber used in body armor. (Photo by Mark Schauer)


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