Launching, tracking and flying high altitude weather balloons in the Rochester, NY area

Spherachutes Parachutes

$34.99$124.99 USD

We primarily use Rocketman Parachutes on our high altitude weather balloon flights.  They are excellent quality and perform well.  We have never experienced any tangling and do not need to add extra supports.  They conveniently have a loop at the top of the parachute to connect between your balloon and the parachute and a connection point at the bottom for your payload.  We recommend separating your balloon and parachute by at least 20 to 40 ft. to kite string to ensure the parachute isn’t damaged during the balloon burst event.

  • Payload Recovery Parachutes are made of Low-porosity 1.1 Rip-stop Nylon.
  • No shock cord required
  • 4 shroud lines reduce chances of tangling
  • More stable than cross-form or conical chutes
  • Made in the USA


Our secondary supplier for parachutes is via Spherachutes.  We primarily use these parachutes for our smaller micro-payloads, but they can be used on larger payloads too.  They do contain more shroud lines than Rocketman Parachutes so we tend not to use them on larger payloads of our own, but they are very small and lightweight and work very well.

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 3 in
Size / Diameter

1.5 FT, 2 FT, 2.5 FT, 3 FT, 3.5 FT, 4 FT, 4.5 FT, 5 FT, 6 FT

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