Apollo Spacecraft  Explorer Post 1010
Engineering Exploring Program
Launch - December 8, 2018
Lunar Module

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On Saturday, December 8, members from the Post traveled to the Great Meadow launch site for test flights. The day was clear and light wind, but very cold. We used the NOVAAR launch rail, straight up. We flew our new rockets for the second time and got some good data. We left after one flight because of the cold.

Temperature=36F, Pressure=29.90inHg, Wind=4-8mph, Altitude=587ft


  • Our second launch with our TARC designs.
  • Straighten our fights.
  • Refine our motor selection.
  • Refine our recovery designs.


  • Straight flights, keeping the booster and cargo in-line seems to have helped.
  • We need to increase the weight on all the rockets to get altitudes down.
  • We need to focus on chute lines and wear.
  • We need work on chutes deployment.
  • One video captured two flights (Gold and Pink rockets)
Gold Rocket Multicolor Rocket Pink Rocket


Team Rocket Flight Motor Weight Alt Recovery Altitude Time Comment
1 Gold (video) 1 F39-6 481g 11 2-15"/12" 925ft 54sec straight, chutes OK
2 Multi (video) 1 F32-6 591g 12 2-15"/60" 929ft 33sec straight, one chute broke loose, lost
3 Pink (video) 1 F39-6 498g 13 2-15"/12" 879ft 45ec straight, chutes OK, booster chute not deployed, score 23

Altimeter Data (Excel format)
Flight Data Chart

 Packing Chutes                                                                        Packing Chutes

 Packing Chutes    Packing Chutes

 Team 2                                                                                    Watching the Flight
 Team 2    Hiding Team

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Updated: January 1, 2019