1-9 Location and description or Major Components - Continued
Parachute Assembly - Continued
Drogue Deployment Bag. Stows the drogue parachute until
deployed. Protects the drogue parachute.
Drogue Parachute. The drogue parachute is used to decelerate and
orient the ARABS so that the payload is oils suspended below the
Drogue Bridle. Connects the drogue parachute to the main
deployment bag and to the master tie cutter assembly during
descent under the drogue, prior to main parachute deployment.
Main Deployment Bar. Stows the main parachute until deployed.
Protects the main parachute nylon canopy.
Main Parachute. The ARABS uses a 370 square f(x)t main
parachute. Prior to deployment, the main parachute is stowed in the
main parachute deployment bag, mounted in a container on top of