Parachutes for Research
As a provider of research parachutes, we have successfully delivered research projects from as high as 121,000 feet! Consider us for your next project, and don't hesitate to send any questions our way!
Research Balloon Payload Recovery Using Fruity Chutes
If you are involved with high altitude research balloon projects, you might find Fruity Chutes ideal for delivery
of your payload from high altitudes.
Image: Research balloon payload recovery with Fruity Chute. Photo by Matthew Nelson, Space Systems and Controls Labs, Iowa State University.
This project was done by Iowa State University's Space Systems and Controls Labs research group, a Fruity Chutes
This is the view at 121,000 feet. Note the earth's curvature.
Image: View from research balloon. Photo by Space Systems and Controls Labs, Iowa State University.
Here we see a 48" elliptical parachute connected to a Research Payload post-deployment as the
system descends for a successful recovery.
If you have any questions about how our parachutes can work for you, don't hesitate to ask!
Image: Research balloon parachute recovery system. Photo by Space Systems and Controls Labs, Iowa State University.