Apollo Spacecraft  Explorer Post 1010
Engineering Exploring Program
Launch - November 17, 2018
Lunar Module

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On Saturday, November 17, members from the Post traveled to the Great Meadow launch site for test flights. The day was clear and no wind. We used the NOVAAR launch rail, straight up. We flew our new rockets.

Temperature=50F, Pressure=29.59inHg, Wind=0-3mph, Altitude=574ft


  • First flights for our new rockets.
  • Try variable recovery designs.
  • Use a variety of motors.


  • The recovery designs seemed to work OK.
  •  F39s seemed to give best results..
  • The Multicolor rocket did not fly straight..
  • We need to work on getting the correct weight for proper altitude.
  • Igniter insertion worked OK.


Pink Rocket Mlticolor Rocket Gold Rocket


Team Rocket Flight Motor Weight Alt Recovery Altitude Time Comment
1 Gold (video) 1 F39-6 495g 11 2-15"/40" 951ft 44sec straight, chutes OK, streamer came out late
1 Gold (video) 2 F44-8 495g? 11 2-15"/12" 882ft 48sec straight?, chutes OK
2 Multi (video) 1 F32-6 536g 12 2-15"/60" 991ft 48sec not straight, chutes OK
2 Multi (video) 2 F39-6 526g 12 2-15"/60" 759ft 42sec straighter, chutes OK
3 Pink (video) 1 F39-6 477g 13 2-15"/12" 918ft 48ec straight, chutes OK
3 Pink (video) 2 F44-8 477g? 13 2-15"/12" 8235ft 39sec straight, chutes OK

Altimeter Data (Excel format)
Flight Data Chart

 Multicolor Rocket Igniter                                                          Pink Rocket Igniter

 Multi Rocket Igniter    Pink Rocket Igniter

 Gold Rocket Recovery                             Multicolor Rocket Recovery                     Pink Rocket Recovery
 Gold Recovery Recovery    Multicolor Rocket Recovery    Pink Rocket Recovery

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