Saturn Explorer Post 1010
Engineering Exploring Program
Launch - October 3, 2016
Cassini Spacecraft 

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On Monday, October 3, members from both teams traveled to the Walkersville launch site for test flights. The day was clear, warm, but with little wind. We used our 7ft launch rail. We conducted 3 flights.


  • Give the new members experience in flying rockets.
  • Test our TARC design for this year.
  • Take advantage of the nice weather.


  • The Black rocket did not fly well, but the old F24 worked OK.
  • Chute broke off Black rocket and was not recovered.
  • We could not get data off altimeter 1 from the Black Rocket.
  • The TARC rocket flew nice, but way to high with the F20. We will have to add much weight to get down to 775ft.
  • Egg protection and rocket recovery worked OK with the TARC rocket.
   Black Rocket   TARC Rocket


Team Rocket Flight Motor Weight Alt Recovery Altitude Time Comment
2661 Black (video) 1 F24-7W 441g 1 18", 12" 910ft 45sec? Chute broke off
2662 RedWhiteBlue (video) 1 E20-7W 294g 10 15", 6x60" 1192ft 61sec A little wiggle in ascent
2662 RedWhiteBlue (video) 2 E20-7W 371/202g 10 15", 6x60" 883ft 65sec Nice flight

Altimeter Data (Excel format)
Flight Data Chart


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Updated: December 1, 2016