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Synonyms for drogue

a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane

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a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast

restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel

a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly

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Using it along with test configuration parachutes to get it into place for the test put more stress than ever before on the two drogue parachutes that precede the main parachutes and begin the job of slowing Orion down before it lands.
Following Dragon's release, two drogue parachutes were released from the top of the spacecraft to slow its decent, before the three main parachutes deployed.
In a carefully timed sequence of events, dual redundant drogue parachutes deployed first to stabilize and gently slow the craft before three main parachutes, 116 feet in diameter, further slowed the craft to a picture perfect landing.
The two drogue parachutes create a more gradual reduction in speed, important for future manned missions, while the three oversized parachutes are important to ensuring a safe and comfortable landing, slowing the spacecraft's descent to approximately 16-18 feet per second.