Mars Probe Parachute Made By Tiverton Manufacturer

Mars Probe Parachute Made By Tiverton Manufacturer

Following news of the successful touchdown of Nasa’s Mars rover, Perseverence, it has emerged that the parachute fabric used to ensure a soft landing was, in fact, developed and manufactured in Devon!

Heathcoat fabrics, based in Tiverton is a specialist fabric engineering company producing many hi-tech textile products such as parachutes for drones and paragliders.

It just goes to show that Devon’s manufacturing industry isn’t just world-class, it’s truly interplanetary! Congratulations to all involved.