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

China has equipped its Long March 3B rocket with a new parachute system aimed at giving more control over where boosters land.The new system was used on a rocket carrying a meteorological satellite into orbit on Friday, the state-run China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology said in a statement on WeChat on Monday.It is designed to bring down boosters in more targeted locations after they have separated from the rocket, said the academy, which developed the system with the China Academy of…


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