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SFS News: Unreasonable Rocket - First Tether Flight

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:39 am
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Post SFS News: Unreasonable Rocket - First Tether Flight   Posted on: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:39 am
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We had our first tether flight today. Not perfect, but ok. it was stable for the first two seconds or so, but then we had some throttle osscilation shutting off thrust completly and hitting the tilt abort limit. I'm still reviewing data to learn the order of events. The Tether system worked as designed with only a very minor damage to some vent plumbing on the top of the rocket. (Caught on tether rope, the PCV tether covers ALA armadillo were not long enough.) Plan to review data and video this evening and try again on Sunday. Posting from the Mojave Best Western so no video or pictures yet. It flew, and its still flyable.

Paul

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Post Re: SFS News: Unreasonable Rocket - First Tether Flight   Posted on: Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:04 pm
Rob Goldsmith wrote:
We had our first tether flight today. Not perfect, but ok.

That's not okay. That's great! They made farther than most of the alt space companies out there. They actually built and run hardware.

Congratulations and good luck!


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Post    Posted on: Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:14 pm
yep, i hope we get an update today!

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