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spaceuk
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posted 06-15-2005 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice story coming out of Paris Air Show about a Russian probe rocket pack now being converted for use as a fire erscue device :-
http://www.news24.com/News24/Technology/News/0,,2-13-1443_1721391,00.html


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posted 06-15-2005 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for askel   Click Here to Email askel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's actually not a _rocket_ pack. This videoclip demonstrates how it works (it's in Russian, sorry).

Comparing to a parachute the device enshures even a bit smaller impact speed and it can be used at really low altitudes (from 3rd to ~100th story of a skyscraper).

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