The Long March 3B has a new parachute system to help give more control over where its boosters end up. Photo: Xinhua The Long March 3B has a new parachute system to help give more control over where its boosters end up. Photo: Xinhua
The Long March 3B has a new parachute system to help give more control over where its boosters end up. Photo: Xinhua
China science

Chinese rocket gets parachute system to help guide boosters back to Earth

  • It was used on a Long March 3B carrying a meteorological satellite into orbit on Friday
  • Parachutes and parafoil control altitude and direction to reduce size of estimated landing area

Topic |   China science
The Long March 3B has a new parachute system to help give more control over where its boosters end up. Photo: Xinhua The Long March 3B has a new parachute system to help give more control over where its boosters end up. Photo: Xinhua
The Long March 3B has a new parachute system to help give more control over where its boosters end up. Photo: Xinhua
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