ballute


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ballute

[′ba‚lüt]
(aerospace engineering)
A cross between a balloon and a parachute, used to brake the free fall of sounding rockets.
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The II and III are liquid-fueled devices; a ballute (which also serves as a torroidal float) slows the decent of the device, which ignites once it hits the water, emitting an 80-ft flame for approximately 45 seconds.
The Secc could be launched from a submarine's Trident tubes or dropped from an aircraft and slowed by a ballute and parachute prior to aerofoil-extension.
Ballutes sport inflatable pouches, like IRVE, but not its flexible outer layer.