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Sky Observer V2 explodes vigorous - video is up!

Observes the sky a minute


Went back to the launching site yesterday and found the reason for the explosion:



Sky Observer V2 explodes vigorous on the launch pad...See embedded video!


Using a video to JPG converter, the explosion looks as following. All this happens in a split of a second:




This is the second version of my sky observer rocket. The payload containes a 3km range rocket locator and a mini DV camcorder. The rocket is propelled by 3 C6-engines.

The simulated flight plot of the rocket looks as follows:

Since a few months I am also supporting the Sugar Shot to Space team financially and as a volunteer. The underlying goal of the Sugar Shot to Space program is to loft a rocket powered by sugar propellant into space, officially defined as 100 km (62 miles) above the earth's surface. If you want to support this project as well, you can do it here.

Here is a video of the first flight of the MiniSShot rocket in the SS2S project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ4Tl4TCi8M


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Hi Russell,

Sent you the vid already via email. Try to upload it on youku as well.

Have a gooood time!!

Thanks Mate!

Sorry it didn't go so well. At least the expensive electronics survived to fly or die another day :D

Hi Mikv,

Don't know if you saw it, I was at least successful with hexamine and nitrous oxide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opgF9nrIzM8


hi MarkusB, neat job!

ps, how are you going with your home made rocket propellant motors?