ribbon parachute

ribbon parachute

[′rib·ən ′par·ə‚shüt]
(aerospace engineering)
A type of parachute having a canopy consisting of an arrangement of closely spaced tapes; this parachute has high porosity with attendant stability and slight opening shock.

ribbon parachute

A parachute whose canopy is formed from rings of ribbon. Such a parachute has less opening shock than a solid-canopy parachute because of its higher porosity. Ribbon parachutes are also more stable and normally are used as drogue chutes.
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