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Argosy-MEM Ballute Deployment



After the Mars lander is slowed enough by its heat shield, a small Ballute (Balloon-parachute) is deployed to stabilize the Lander's attitude. The shroud that has protected the Ascent stage and the landing legs are deployed by firing explosive bolts. Once this is accomplished the ballute will be allowed to pull out the main parachutes.

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Wait... is that from that mars manual from the 90s I once read? Sure looks like it...