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A parachute is an object used to slow down objects. It's often found in either a round or rectangular shape. In regards to space travel it's often used to slow down capsules after re-entry allowing for safe landing or to slow down space shuttles after landing.

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Why was the ExoMars Rover to use such as complex parachute system?

American Mars landers use a single, supersonic main parachute. The European/ Russian ExoMars rover was to use a much more complex 4 parachute system consisting of a drogue, a main and a pilot for each ...
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Parachutes of Apollo and Crew Dragon capsules, what is different and what is the same?

The number of main chutes is different, Apollo three, Crew Dragon four. Both capsules used drogue and main chutes. Apollo had two drogue chutes with single stage reefing. Apollo used a two stage ...
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What is SpaceX's parachute problem that NASA is concerned about in the NASA ASAP report?

The Washington Post's NASA to launch safety review of SpaceX and Boeing after video of Elon Musk smoking pot rankled agency leaders says: Earlier this year, Boeing had a propellant leak during a test ...
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Soyuz parachute cord/rope forces

I'm wondering about the forces (e.g., how much pressure is being applied, how much pulling force, etc.) experienced by the ropes of the Soyuz parachutes when they are deployed. Many thanks!
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Conditions and sensors that can be used for parachute deployment?

I'm looking for an explanation on ideal conditions/considered factors when a parachute is deployed (particularly in large competition rockets). Also what sensors should be used to measure these ...
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Crew Dragon parachutes; "One of these things is not like the other..."

In blogs.nasa.gov's Commercial Crew Program Testing Fosters Improvements in Parachute Safety there are photos of the four parachutes that bring Crew Dragon safely to back to Earth's surface, found ...
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