This blog covers the day to day progress of water rocket development by the Air Command Water Rockets team. It is also a facility for people to provide feedback and ask questions.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Acceleron II Flights

We test flew the Acceleron II booster (18.75 L capacity) three times this weekend with very good results. The encouraging results in the booster's almost always vertical launches means that we are ready to progress to the next stage of development - staging mechanism and the sustainer.

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We also took some measurements of the speed of the booster just after the start of the air pulse and had a close look at the sound the rocket generates in order to extract accurate timing of events during launch.

The twin parachutes also worked well to bring the booster to a safe landing each time.


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