How Felix Baumgartner flew through the sound barrier with FARO laser scanning technology | FARO UK Blog
Aug
08
2013

How Felix Baumgartner flew through the sound barrier with FARO laser scanning technology

How Felix Baumgartner flew through the sound barrier with FARO laser scanning technologyWho was not impressed by the incredible images of Felix Baumgartner? The famous ‘extreme skydiver’ broke the sound barrier in October 2012 with his free fall. He reached a speed of 1342 km/h, or 1.24 times the speed of sound at a record altitude of 39,000 meters. ‘Fearless Felix’ was in freefall for four minutes and 20 seconds before opening his parachute. During the preparations nothing was left to chance.

Felix Baumgartner was assisted by the company Sage Cheshire Aerospace to break the skydiving worldrecord, that Captain Joseph Kittinger held since 1960. Surrounded by a team of experts, he trained for this risky jump for a period of 5 years. The greatest danger was the potential loss of control and spinning that could arise which in turn could cause Felix to loose his consciousness. The quality of his spacesuit was therefore essential.

The video lets you re-live this incredible moment. Art Thompson, CEO of Sage Cheshire Aerospace, explains how the FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D proved a valuable tool in the design and manufacturing of the space capsule and the spacesuit. “To be competitive, one must have the right tools and FARO offers undoubtedly the right tools,” said Thompson.

Watch this video: http://www2.faro.com/site/resources/share/2218

CEO of Sage Cheshire Aerospace, explains how the FARO Laser Scanner Focus 3D proved a valuable toolScanning the Strato Project Suit

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