drogue parachute


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drogue parachute

drogue parachute
i. A type of parachute attached to a body to slow it down. Also called a deceleration parachute or drag parachute.
ii. A parachute used specifically to pull something, usually a larger parachute, out of stowage, as a drogue parachute deploys a drag parachute. Used in ejection seats and low-altitude parachute extraction systems. See drogue (iii).
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Engineers conducted several other tests for Orion, including crew module dynamic stability and drogue parachute performance.
During the test, Orion engineers will carry out a scenario in which one of the spacecraft's two drogue parachutes and one of its three main parachutes fail.
26, in a test that put extra stress on its drogue parachutes and simulated a failure of one of its three main parachutes.
Using it along with test configuration parachutes to get it into place for the test put more stress than ever before on the two drogue parachutes that precede the main parachutes and begin the job of slowing Orion down before it lands.
Following Dragon's release, two drogue parachutes were released from the top of the spacecraft to slow its decent, before the three main parachutes deployed.