Wednesday, May 2, 2007

OnBoard Video from the Camera Rocket

Here is the video from the rocket. From take-off to apogee the footage is real time, most of the decent from apogee back down to the ground has been cut, and the remaining decent has been gradually slowed down. Thanks to James for the edit. There was some weird behavior with the roll of the vehicle. I think it may have been caused by the vehicle going through transonic speeds. The rocket simmed to well above Mach 1.

Here are some stills that I pulled from the video; the first is the lake bed at Edwards Air Force base, I believe that the second one is the Honda test track, and the third is the only image that the video captured of the drogue parachute.

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