High Altitude Balloon 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 availability 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 with cord lock (pat#5472394)
  • Quick, soft, reliable deployment
  • Reinforced edges with nylon tape & webbing
  • Nylon shroud lines sewn over the top of the canopy
  • Positive controlled deployment
  • Loop at the top of parachute for balloon to tie onto
  • Loop on the bottom for payload to attach too
  • 4 shroud lines reduce chances of tangling
  • Shroud lines sewn 6” up the canopy
  • More stable than cross-form or conical chutes
  • Professionally designed at a fair price
  • The most reliable and rugged parachute on the market

High Altitude Balloon Parachutes

2Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $35.50 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 1.5oz
Packing Volume: 2.6”D x 1.5”= 7.96”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: .70lbs
17ft/sec: .90lbs
20ft/sec: 1.13lbs
25ft/sec: 1.5lbs
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3Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $45.50 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 2.4oz
Packing Volume: 2.6”D x 2.25”= 11.94”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 1.7lbs
17ft/sec: 2.1lbs
20ft/sec: 2.8lbs
25ft/sec: 4.4lbs
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4Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $50.50 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 3.5oz
Packing Volume: 2.6”D x 3.5”= 18.58”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 3.0
17ft/sec: 3.7lbs
20ft/sec: 5.0lbs
25ft/sec:7.6lbs
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5Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $55.50 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 5.0oz
Packing Volume: 3.0”D x 4.0”= 28.27”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 4.7lbs
17ft/sec: 5.7lbs
20ft/sec: 8.0lbs
25ft/sec: 12lbs
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6Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $60.50 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 6.0oz
Packing Volume: 3.0” x 5.0”= 35.34”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 6.5lbs
17ft/sec: 8.0lbs
20ft/sec: 11.5lbs
25ft/sec: 17.0lbs
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7Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $70.50 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 8.0oz
Packing Volume: 3.0” x 6.5”= 45.94”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 9.0lbs
17ft/sec: 11lbs
20ft/sec: 15lbs
25ft/sec: 23lbs
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8Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $75.50 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 10oz
Package Volume: 4.0” x 6.5”= 81.68”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 12.0lbs
17ft/sec: 15.0lbs
20ft/sec: 20lbs
25ft/sec: 30lbs
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9Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $80.50 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 12oz
Packing Volume: 4.0” x 7.5”= 94.25”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 15.0bs
17ft/sec: 18.0lbs
20ft/sec: 26lbs
25ft/sec: 39lbs
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10Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $145.00 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 14oz
Packing Volume: 4.0” x 8.5”= 106.81”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 18.0lbs
17ft/sec: 23lbs
20ft/sec: 32.0lbs
25ft/sec: 48.0lbs
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12Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $155.00 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 17oz
Packing Volume: 4.0” x 11.0”= 138.23”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 24.0lbs
17ft/sec: 33.0lbs
20ft/sec: 43.0lbs
25ft/sec: 67.0lbs
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14Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $165.00 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 27.7oz
Packing Volume: 4.0”D x14.0L”= 175.93”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 35.0lbs
17ft/sec: 44.0lbs
20ft/sec: 60.0lbs
25ft/sec: 92.0lbs
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16Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $190.00 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 32oz
Packing Volume: 6.0” x 10.0”= 282.74”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 45.0lbs
17ft/sec: 60.0lbs
20ft/sec: 80.0lbs
25ft/sec: 120lbs
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18Ft. High Altitude Balloon Parachutes… $200.00 / Colors may vary
Weight of parachute: 36.5oz
Packing Volume: 4.0”D x20.0L”= 251.33”^3
Descent Rate:
15ft/sec: 65.0lbs
17ft/sec: 84.0lbs
20ft/sec: 112.0lbs
25ft/sec: 170.0lbs
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Recovery Shock Cord for HAB’s

  • These harnesses are only .110” thick, but yet are rated for 860 pounds. They work perfect as a connection between the balloon and our parachutes.
  • Our Kevlar Braided Shock cords are the strongest in the Weather Balloon community.
  • Not only are they stronger than steel, weight to weight, but they’re designed at a fair price.
  • These lines are rated at 860 pounds and are coated in a layer of PTFE; which protects the Kevlar from UV damage, expands its amazing flexibility and knot strength.
  • The 860lbs Braided Kevlar Shock Cords comes in 3 different lengths, all have a 3” loop on both ends that are finger trapped and then sewed with Kevlar thread to prevent from tearing.
15Ft. Recovery Shock Cord for HAB… $11.00Add to Cart
20Ft. Recovery Shock Cord for HAB… $13.50Add to Cart
25Ft. Recovery Shock Cord for HAB… $16.00Add to Cart
30Ft. Recovery Shock Cord for HAB… $18.50Add to Cart

4 Point Recovery Harness for HAB’s

  • These harnesses are made out of 860lb Braided Kevlar that is very light weight which makes it perfect for weather balloons.
  • There are 4 lines; each one is 5 feet long, which has a 1” loop on each end that is finger trapped and then sewn with Kevlar thread.
  • At the one end is a sewn in 1,500 pound swivel that would be attached to the parachute. On the other end are 4 open loops, which would be attached to your payload, usually with zip ties as their cheap yet strong.
5Ft. 4 Point Recovery Harness for HAB… $23.50Add to Cart

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