Only 2 of the 3 motors lit so it went sideways. I'm guessing the "success"
part was because the second stage lit and they got some good video. Speaking
of which, be sure the check out the high speed launch footage, 2000 fps 1080
HD camera!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8DPo5qOGQg

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8DPo5qOGQg>

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 12:56 AM, Andrew Greenberg <and...@psas.pdx.edu>wrote:

> Hi!
>
> Sony sponsored a student rocket project to space that launched last
> week. I don't quite understand all the details of the project, but it
> seems that Sony sponsored it, an amateur group helped the students build
> the rocket, and although Sony claimed success, it seems like it actually
> failed? I can't tell, really. Interesting, though, especially with a 3 P
> cluster + P upper stage!
>
> Sony's site:
>
> http://discover.sonystyle.com/rocket/
>
> One of the amateur's much more informative take, with failures:
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5hFKPOsiZc
>
> And the amateur rocket group's site:
>
> http://www.rocketmavericks.com/
>
> Looks like they had fairly standard avionics, as well as HD video. This
> is the kind of sponsorship we should think about for September, and
> certainly after September's roll control flight.
>
> Andrew
>
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