A ballute is a supersonic decelerator, designed for high velocity flow as an alternative to parachutes. Our version was developed to support the re-entry and recovery of PERUN rocket. After months of design and development, we have finally reached the level of prototype testing. We have performed three freefall tests under light load. Ballute inflated as expected, remained stable after inflation and showed a slightly higher drag coefficient than calculated (which is good news).
The prototype was thus approved for the maiden, low altitude flight of PERUN.