Mun III Heat Shield (Archive) 

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While making a low pass by Mun, Mun III's radar altimeter dropped below 2km, which triggered a failsafe that decoupled the heat shield. This in turn separated the capsule fom the transfer stage. This fail-safe is intended for capsule return on Kerbin, in the event that the astronauts are incapacitated after re-entry. The heat shield needs to be dropped to ensure a slow and safe landing. The communications antenna is deployed as well. This trigger was not disabled and its activation led to the crew of Mun III being stranded and awaiting rescue

Created: 2/20/15 @ 16:08:05 UTC
Avg Velocity: 0.432km/s
Periapsis: 6.177km
Apoapsis: 932.877km
Eccentricity: 0.692056
Inclination: 27.101°
Orbital Period: 13,486.94s
Resources: None
Last Update: 2/20/15 @ 17:36 UTC
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