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gas bag

[′gas ‚bag]
(engineering)
A bag made of gas-impermeable material and designed for insertion into a pipeline followed by inflation to halt the flow of gas.
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engine of Mars Express for five minutes The British-built Beagle 2 is believed to have reached the Martian surface early on Christmas Day, its impact softened by gas bags and parachutes.
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Just before impact, retrorockets will apply braking, a system of gas bags will inflate, and the lander will bounce to a stop at the mouth of the ancient outflow channel Ares Vallis, not far from the Viking 1 lander in Chryse Planitia.
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Falling among large rocks could have prevented Beagle 2 unfolding its solar panels, or burst the gas bags protecting the probe during its 'bounce' landing.
Parachutes were designed to slow its descent through the thinMartian atmosphere and gas bags were meant to cushion the impact.
The craft's heat shield, two parachutes, and protective inflatable gas bags all had to work without ahitch.