View of the spacecraft's recovery compartment, which would have contained the
main and backup parachutes, recovery aids (a flashing recovery light visible
for 40 nautical miles and up to an altitude of 12,000 feet, dye marker packet,
a SOFAR bomb ["sound fixing and ranging" bomb, which is ejected at main chute
deployment and whose detonation at a depth of 3,500 feet and which will allow
recovery forces to obtain a position fix on the capsule], and whip antenna for
the high frequency voice transceiver and HF recovery beacon), electrical
wiring, and reaction control nozzles and related plumbing.
Picture 1 of 2.
Note the pair of yaw thrusters (at left) and pitch thrusters (at right) on the forward edge
of the recovery compartment.