Apollo Spacecraft  Explorer Post 1010
Engineering Exploring Program
Launch - October 6, 2018
Lunar Module

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On Saturday, October 6, members from the Post traveled to the Great Meadow launch site for test flights. The day was cloudy, but warm and no wind. We used the NOVAAR launch rail, straight up. We flew old rockets with three eggs to help new members gain experience.

Temperature=74F, Pressure=29.51inHg, Wind=2-4mph, Altitude=587ft


  • Give new members some experience flying rockets.
  • Practice the launch process.
  • Use old BT80 rockets with old F39-6T motors from last spring.


  • We enjoyed the nice weather.
  • Nice flights but not high enough with F39s..
  • Check altimeter beeping on rail, second blue flight forgot to reset altimeter.
  • Don't pack the chutes too close.
  • Make sure cargo/booster connection is straight.
  • Check weight twice, to be sure.
  • Igniter insertion needs to be correct and deep enough but not forced attention.


Team Rocket Flight Motor Weight Alt Recovery Altitude Time Comment
  Blue (video) 1 F39-6 536g 11 2-15"/60" 689ft 25.22sec chutes twisted with streamer
  Blue (video) 2 F39-6 536g none 2-15"/60" 7??ft 46.4sec forgot to turn on altimeter, best flight
  Gold (video) 1 F39-6 503g? 13 2-15"/60" 627ft 35.25sec wiggled, not straight, fin broke on fence
  Gold (video) 2 F39-6 544g 11 2-15"/60" 645ft 34sec sputter ignition

Altimeter Data (Excel format)
Flight Data Chart

 Rockets                                                                                    Loading

 Blue RocketGold Rocket    Preparing

 Team                                                                                       Waiting
 Team Picture    Waiting

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Updated: January 1, 2019