08 June 2021
CASC tested a new rocket-booster parachute system during the recent launch of the meteorological satellite Fengyun-4B from Xichang. Developed by an institute under the corporation, a 300m2 parachute helped the rocket boosters to land in a predetermined location, narrowing the range of the landing area by 70 percent. The parachute system can adjust the posture and reduce the speed of falling boosters when falling back to the ground, finally leading them into a targeted area. It is an efficient and low-cost recovery system to make rocket debris recovery more precise and controllable.
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