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View Full Version : Armadillo Launches a STIG-A Rocket; Captures Awesome Image of ‘Ballute’



Fraser
2012-Feb-02, 11:10 PM
Over the weekend, Armadillo Aerospace launched one of their STIG-A rockets and captured a unique image of their recovery system. A ballute is a cross between a balloon and a parachute, and are parachute braking devices that are usually used at high altitudes and high supersonic velocities. The one used by Armadillo looks very reminiscent [...]

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