"Capsule"
The extremal made a preplanned jump without a parachute from a height of 7620 meters and landed on a network stretched over the California desert. “This is a tiny object…

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How to make money on parachuting (part 1)
You can earn on parachuting, but so far no one. Along with other extreme sports, skydiving is primarily carried out by lawyers, middle and senior managers, IT specialists, that is,…

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U-Turn Physics under the Dome (part 2)
You should begin training in high-speed landing by approaching in a straight line with acceleration by two front free ends, which must be pulled up by 10-12 cm.This approach will…

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First Managed Planning Cargo Parachute Ready for Testing

To date, the Tekhnodinamika holding company, which is part of the Rostec state corporation, has manufactured and prepared for factory tests 7 prototypes (6-year-olds, 1 will pass the ground test program) of the UPGS-4000 guided planning parachute-cargo system for unloading cargo from an airplane IL-76. This was announced on January 10 by the Rostec press service.

The UPGS-4000 system is capable of delivering cargoes with a flight mass of 3 to 4 tons with high accuracy, including to the most inaccessible areas of various types – both military and civilian. It will also be able to deliver humanitarian supplies weighing several tons to natural disaster areas. Flight and landing accuracy is ensured by automatic control and navigation equipment based on the signals of the Glonass / GPS satellite navigation systems, which are protected from electronic warfare by a potential enemy. Moreover, during the flight, the coordinates of the landing point can also be changed. The development is carried out as part of the developmental work of “Horizontal-4000” by specialists of the Moscow design and production complex “Universal” (part of the holding “Technodynamics” of the State Corporation “Rostec”).

Mass deliveries of the new system for the needs of the Ministry of Defense are scheduled to begin in 2021.

Research Institute of Parachuting "Rostec" tested the products in its CEO
Rostec creates a parachute for the "Warrior". The new parachute system takes into account all the features of promising combat equipment The Research Institute of Parachute Engineering tested the new…

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The first parachute jump
I went to Taupo, New Zealand, and this was my first parachute jump. Skydiving was never what I desperately wanted to do, or even miss such a fleeting thought, but…

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First Jump Preparation: Beginner Outfit
At first glance, a beginner expects a lot of difficulties in parachuting. In fact, everything is far from being as difficult as it seems. We will try to answer the…

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Landing accuracy jumps
When performing individual jumps for accuracy of landing, the skydiver must: to conduct a rigorous analytical calculation of the separation point, control points, monitoring them on the ground by stopwatch…

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