Learning from the failures of others, what can we gain from this?
* On clusters, design the ignition to minimize the chance that two motors can ignite, yanking the ignitors out of the third motor (perhaps make the rocket light it's own ignitors?). I wonder if they would share their ignitor setup so we can learn something from them.


*Make sure the conrol is capable of nulling out the yaw caused by a motor failure.




Quoting Nathan Bergey <nathan.ber...@gmail.com>:

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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