Russian Space Parachute Tests Planned For September RIA Novosti

The Lavochkin Scientific-Industrial Association plans to test the space parachute Demonstrator-2 in September, 2004. It is designed for the return from orbit of large loads, weighting up to dozens of tons. Such a return costs less that other versions. This technical device can be used not only for the return of cargoes but also the evacuation of the ISS crew and landing on other planets.