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Kalibr

Shuttle booster rocket free fall from space

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Shuttle booster rocket, seperation from space shuttle Atlantis and free-fall to ocean.

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Excellent video. You can see the external fuel tank keep on it's trajectory, as the SRBs are released. To recover them, they need to be released about 45 km altitude, with parachutes, of course. The XFT burns up, since it is released without chutes, and at three times higher altitude.

The sound is very clear. And the one booster records the landing of the other, as well. That was almost too good for words!

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