ROC December 2001

December 8th, 2001

/ Lucerne Dry Lake

1 flight, 2643 N-sec burned

Finally, we were granted waivers again and permitted to launch. Though it was slightly windy, we decided to go for it and put the big 2550 case in the Arcas for the first time.

Flight 1: Arcas, Kosdon L850

We flew the Arcas/L850 combo for the first time at the December 2001 ROC launch. It was a great way to close out the year. The prep work went by fast, and we were on the pad by 11:00 am. The rocket took off at around 11:10 and streaked into the sky at close to Mach 1. It went 9554 feet and 1099 ft/sec (according to the ALTACC). Once again, the dual deployment worked as planned, but the rocket came down really far away because of a breeze that day. It came back with only scratches in the paint.

Altitude: 9,554 ft

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