RECOVERY SYSTEM - X7A-3 OPERATIONAL DESCRIPTION,
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The X7A-3 vehicle has a parachute recovery system. This parachute system consists of two parachutes, a supersonic drag parachute, and a supersonic main canopy. Upon initiation of the recovery sequence, this parachute system allows the vehicle to descend at a safe velocity and the vehicle lands on the nose recovery spike, remains in a vertical position, and is capable of being reflown.
- Gliders and Parachutes