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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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We also saw another successful inflation of our 20-ft SIAD and another successful deployment and inflation of our supersonic ballute (an inflatable drag device that extracts the parachute).
Boeing's swing-wing Scaneagle Compressed Carriage (Secc), designed to be dropped from an aircraft such as the Boeing P-8A and to be slowed by ballute and parachute prior to wing extension, may also be developed to suit launch from a submarine's Trident tubes.
After the manned da Vinci rocket achieves sub-orbital status, it will rely on a ballute to safely return to earth.
The 2009 OneBeacon scholarship winners are listed below: Scholarship Company (Parent's College Recipient Employer) Location Attending Caroline Altieri OneBeacon Canton, MA Providence College John Archibald OneBeacon Canton, MA Hofstra University Andrea Ballute Paquin & Carroll Biddeford, ME Boston College Insurance Christina Genovese Peter M.
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.
Huntsville, for Aeroelastic Simulation Tool for Inflatable Ballute Aerocapture -- AI Signal Research, Inc.
to pursue advances in ballute aerocapture, an in-space propulsion innovation.
Ballutes sport inflatable pouches, like IRVE, but not its flexible outer layer.
Another class of inflatable drag devices, called ballutes, may someday be used to decelerate a spacecraft's speed to allow insertion into orbit.
ILC Dover is proud to support this effort, and we are looking forward to applying our engineered film and fabric design expertise in the areas of space suits, space and surface habitats, airlocks, ballutes and decelerators.