I have a model rocket and I want my rocket to reach specific height above the ground level. As soon as desired height is reached, an air brake (umbrella type) is allowed to deploy. In order to have higher drag, what is the best position for the air brake? Will I obtain same drag if the air brake is below or above the Center of Gravity (CG)? Is Cd different for different locations of the air brake (having same surface area)?
Note: Although this question is about a rocket, this really has to do with aerodynamics.