RIM-67 ER Recovery
Recovery will be accomplished using six parachutes. The parachutes are from Spehrachutes. The booster will be recovered with a 120" Spherachute. A 50" drogue will also be used on the booster. A 72" parachute from Spherachute will be main recovery parachute for the booster interstage.
The sustainer will be recovered with a 96" Spherachute. The drogue will be a 36" Spherachute drogue and will be used to allow a rapid and controlled decent from apogee. The nose cone will be recoveredusing a 60" Spherachute
The booster and sustainer will be recovered using dual deployment. An Advanced RecoveryRelease Device (ARRD) from blacksky will be used. The ARRD will only require the nose cone onthe sustainer and the interstage on the booster to be ejected at apogee. The ARRD will hold the deployment bags with the main parachute in the airframe until released by the recovery charge set off by the ALTAAC 2C or MissileWorks RRC2.
Rocketman deployment bags have been modified for use with the ARRD. In the pictures below, you can see the length of Kevlar that was attached to the length of the deployment bag. Cap screws have been used to attach the bag to the Kevlar. The stresses from the drogue deployment will be passed through the Kevlar to the ARRD. The deployment bag will not be required to carry
any weight during the decent under drogue.
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