Spacesuit Pressure Test

September 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Last Friday I had a wonderful opportunity to shoot some researchers at the University pressure testing a space suit in a sub-orbital simulator.  Project POSSUM is putting together a simulator to train astronauts to fly a suborbital space-craft currently in development. This was an interesting test because for the first time they got to test the human factors components of the simulator and see where changes needed to be made in the controls. The subject climbed into the suit and was connected to a pump that pressurized the inside of the suit and provided an air supply. Then into the simulator he went... I can tell you it was hot and cramped in there...

For me, it was a good test of the low light capability of the Sony A7rii. It came through in flying colors. The room was lit only by a red light and no flash could be used. Most images were shot at ISO 3200 to 6400 using the 16-35 FE Zeiss lens. I was really surprised at how well the noise in the images was controlled and easy to clean-up. 

Here are some of the 200 images that I shot during the test. 

Pressure Suit TestPressure Suit TestFaculty, Staff, and project partners participate in the project POSSUM pressure suit test. Pressure Suit TestPressure Suit TestFaculty, Staff, and project partners participate in the project POSSUM pressure suit test. Pressure Suit TestPressure Suit TestFaculty, Staff, and project partners participate in the project POSSUM pressure suit test. Pressure Suit TestPressure Suit TestFaculty, Staff, and project partners participate in the project POSSUM pressure suit test. Pressure Suit TestPressure Suit TestFaculty, Staff, and project partners participate in the project POSSUM pressure suit test. Pressure Suit TestPressure Suit TestFaculty, Staff, and project partners participate in the project POSSUM pressure suit test. Pressure Suit TestPressure Suit TestFaculty, Staff, and project partners participate in the project POSSUM pressure suit test. Pressure Suit TestPressure Suit TestFaculty, Staff, and project partners participate in the project POSSUM pressure suit test.


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