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A paracone is a 1960s atmospheric reentry or spaceflight mission abort concept using an inflatable ballistic cone.[1][2]

A notable feature of the paracone concept is that it facilitates an abort throughout the entire flight profile.[1]


See also


  1. ^ a b Analysis and design of space vehicle flight control systems, Volume 16: Abort, by A.L. Greensite, NASA, 1969, accessed 2010-05-25.
  2. ^ "Paracone concept". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved January 4, 2012.