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
Rocketman Parachute Descent Rates
ROCKETMAN PARACHUTE DECENT RATES
These calculations will help you to predict the speed at which your
rocket will descend
with Rocketman Parachutes. Note that it is only an estimate, and values
will vary with wind, different air pressures, Diameter, length of rocket,
fin size, etc.
III Vista Globo (superior) 10
has worked 3 times at ~100, 000 feet 3 years in a row.
The Works - Balloon
Launch of BHALDI III & IV
The Works' Balloon
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.
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.
here to learn more.
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
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
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!
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
Rocketman's Payload Recovery Parachute
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!
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.
7th-grader's Hello Kitty figure journeys to outer space7th-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.