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drogue

[drōg]
(aerospace engineering)
A small parachute attached to a body for stabilization and deceleration. Also known as deceleration parachute.
A funnel-shaped device at the end of the hose of a tanker aircraft in flight, to receive the probe of another aircraft that will take on fuel.
(engineering)
A device, such as a sea anchor, usually shaped like a funnel or cone and dragged or towed behind a boat or seaplane for deceleration, stabilization, or speed control.
A current-measuring assembly consisting of a weighted current cross, sail, or parachute and an attached surface buoy. Also known as drag anchor; sea anchor.

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drogue
i. A funnel-shaped part at the end of the hose of a tanker aircraft used in air refueling. It drags out the hose, stabilizes it, and prepares it to receive the probe of the receiving aircraft.
ii. A fabric cone used as a windsock.
iii. A parachute meant to extract the main canopy of a parachute. A parachute to stabilize the ejection seat after it has cleared the aircraft.
iv. Fabric that is towed behind an aircraft as a target for air-to-air and surface-to-air gunnery practice.
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The two drogue parachutes create a more gradual reduction in speed, important for future manned missions, while the three oversized parachutes are important to ensuring a safe and comfortable landing, slowing the spacecraft's descent to approximately 16-18 feet per second.
Orion's next parachute test is set for August and will test the combined failure of one drogue parachute and one main parachute, as well as new parachute design features.
The test verified Orion can land safely even if one of its two drogue parachutes does not open during descent.