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High Altitude Balloon Payload Recovery Parachutes

Rocketman Enterprise, Inc. designs and manufactures parachutes that are use for the recovery of scientific payloads from high altitude balloon flights. The parachutes come with a loop sewn on the apex of  the chute that is used to attach it to the base of the balloon. The payload hangs from the risers of the open parachute. The Rocketman chutes have been successfully used hundreds of times, including a 75 lb recovery from over 380,000 feet. Call Rocketman Enterprise at 952-881-6260 for availably or if ordering outside the US, please call for shipping and handling charges.

Payload Recovery Parachutes are made of Low-porosity 1.1 Rip-stop Nylon.

  • Adjustable descent (pat#5472394)
  • Quick, soft, reliable deployment
  • No shock cord required
  • Reinforced with nylon webbing
  • Tubular shroud lines sewn over the top of the canopy
  • Positive controlled deployment
  • 4 shroud lines reduce chances of tangling
  • More stable than cross-form or conical chutes
  • Professionally designed at a fair price
  • Made in the USA


Available in a variety of colors

Payload Recovery Parachutes

2FT. $30.00

3FT. $40.00
4FT. $45.00
5FT. $50.00
6FT. $55.00
7FT. $65.00
8FT. $70.00
9FT. $75.00
10FT. $135.00
12FT. $145.00
14FT. $155.00
16FT. $180.00
18FT. $190.00
     

Rocketman Parachute Descent Rates

 

WEIGHT

FT/SEC.

MPH.

WEIGHT

FT/SEC.

MPH.

3FT.

1.7lb

15.95

10.87

2.1lb.

17.9

12.2

4FT.

3.0lb

15.95

10.87

3.7lb.

17.83

12.15

5FT.

4.7lb

15.63

10.6

5.7lb.

17.67

12.04

6FT.

6.5lb

15.65

10.67

8lb.

17.67

12.04

7FT.

9lb.

15.79

10.76

11lb.

17.37

11.84

8FT.

12lb

15.95

11.74

15lb.

17.83

12.15

9FT.

15lb

15.85

11.16

18lb

17.37

11.84

10FT

18lb

15.63

10.65

23lb

17.67

12.04

12FT

24lb

15.04

10.25

33lb

17.64

12.02

14FT

35lb

15.57

10.61

44lb

17.45

11.89

16FT 45lb 15.64 10.52 60lb 17.83 12.00

18FT

60lb

15.85

10.8

75lb

17.72

12.08

19FT

65lb

15.68

10.65

84lb

17.77

12.11

20FT

70lb

15.41

10.5

94lb

17.86

12.17

24FT

105lb

15.73

10.72

135lb

17.83

12.15


 

WEIGHT

FT/SEC.

MPH.

WEIGHT

FT/SEC.

MPH.

3FT.

2.8lb

20.59

14.03

4.4lb.

25.69

17.51

4FT.

5.lb

20.59

14.03

7.6lb.

25.43

17.33

5FT

8 lb

20.84

14.2

12lb.

25.53

17.4

6FT.

11.5lb

20.82

14.19

17lb

25.32

17.26

7FT.

15lb

20.38

13.89

23lb.

25.24

17.2

8FT.

20lb

20.59

14.03

30lb.

25.22

17.9

9FT.

26lb

20.87

14.22

39lb.

25.56

17.42

10FT.

32lb

20.84

14.2

48lb.

25.53

17.4

12FT.

43lb

20.08

13.72

67lb

25.13

17.13

14FT.

60lb

20.38

13.89

92lb

25.24

17.2

16FT. 80lb 20.59 14.03 120lb 25.22 17.19

18FT.

100lb

20.47

13.95

150lb.

25.07

17.09

19FT.

112lb

20.52

13.99

170lb

25.28

17.23

20FT.

124lb

20.51

13.98

185lb.

25.06

17.08

24FT.

187lb

20.99

14.31

268lb

25.13

17.13


ROCKETMAN PARACHUTE DECENT RATES
These calculations will help you to predict the speed at which your Balloon Payload will descend with Rocketman Parachutes. Note that it is only an estimate, and values will vary with wind, different air pressures, and the size and shape of the payload.


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The Works - Balloon Launch of BHALDI III & IV

The Works' Balloon Launch
See the world from space!
Saturday, May 7th, 9:45 am - Noon

At Oakwood Elementary School in Plymouth Hands-on activities until noon. The Works launched 2 weather balloons into near space! Each balloon carried a payload consisting of still cameras, HD video cameras, and other data capturing equipment. Thanks to the 200 people who participated in this great family event! Check out the photos below.

If you would like to see more. Click here for more photo of the event.

High Altitude Ballooning

This launch has been named Gemini. If you remember the first manned NASA programs, Gemini was the second manned space program for NASA. The first program, Mercury, was just to get into space; to successfully launch and recover spacecraft. We have done that with our last four launches. The Gemini Program extended that and tested men and equipment. Click here to learn more.


Our Pale Blue Dot Project

As part of my OurPaleBlueDot project; we are launching High Alt balloons from countries of very low-income, and/or with conflicts of political racial or religious nature.

We are using your stuff for recovery... and am leaving the kit I've been buying from you over the last months with students as we go so they can take it further and upwards.
Cambodia was our first 'rough country' deployment; we are accumulating gear for Thailand; and maybe kenya or Tanzania or Bangladesh will be next. I even have an offer to go to Tajikistan.

Depending on the regulations of each country things need to adjust (eg in Cambodia, you need a signature of the Minister of Communications himself to get an amateur radio license).

All my best!

Cheer!

Edjez, InSTEDD,
OurPaleBlueDot •


The $150 Edge-of-Space Camera: MIT Students
Beat NASA On Beer-Money Budget

Meet the $150 (almost to) Space Camera.

Bespoke is old hat. Off-the-shelf is in. Even Google runs the world's biggest and scariest server farms on computers home-made from commodity parts. DIY is cheaper and often better, as Justin Lee and Oliver Yeh found out when they decided to send a camera into space. Click here to read the rest of the story.


Payload Recovery Parachute Story

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Payload


Rocketman's Payload Recovery Parachute


Unmanned Ballon


Stratosphere

June 21, 2010 / Successful Test Flight

On June 21 I launched a 1,200g weather balloon to 93,757 feet. The rig included one of your five foot parachutes. We recovered the parachute and capsule. The photos are online at Thanks for your wonderful parachutes.

Rubber Chicken Flies into Solar Radiation Storm


April 19, 2012:
Last month, when the sun unleashed the most intense radiation storm since 2003, peppering satellites with charged particles and igniting strong auroras around both poles, a group of high school
students in Bishop, California, knew just what to do.

They launched a rubber chicken.

A Rocketman High Altitude Balloon Payload Recovery Chute was
used in the recovery of the payload from this launch.


...Click below for the whole story.

Rubber Chicken

Rubber 7th-grader's Hello Kitty figure journeys to outer space

Beam me up, Kitty.

Lauren Rojas, a seventh-grader from Antioch, Calif., sent her Hello Kitty doll more
than 90,000 feet into space for a science project and footage of the doll's journey to
the final frontier is causing a sensation on the Web. Click here to read the whole story...

 

Great success with the 6 foot parachute!

I'm the leader of a group of women in aerospace engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. We recently launched a high altitude balloon with six payloads up to over 100,000 feet. We used the B6 six foot chute and it worked PERFECTLY. Our entire series of payloads was recovered in perfect condition in a nice grassy field about 80 miles from our launch site. Thanks for making such a great product! Recovering everything safely allowed us to retrieve the amazing pictures and video we recorded during the flight and up to 100,216 feet, as well as data from our pressure sensors, accelerometers, temperature sensors, light intensity meters, etc.

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