Thursday, February 04, 2010

Video of the RRS 50 Mile Flight at Black Rock

Rocketry Planet has resurrected coverage of a 1993 Reaction Research Society (RRS) amateur rocket flight that reached 50 miles.  The rockets carried an amateur television camera and footage is included. 

Flight summary:
  • booster - 13' x 10" ; 475 lbs
  • motor - solid, 14k lbs thrust, 5 sec burn
  • dart size - 5' x 3.25"; 65 lbs
  • radar tracking
    • booster - 90k', Mach 4.5, 3.5 Gs
    • dart - 280k', recovered ~8 mi. downrange