Saturday, May 7, 2016

Some great near-space video


A number of readers were kind enough to send me the link to this video.

On November 6th, 2015 UP Aerospace Inc. launched the 20-foot (6 meter) tall SL-10 rocket into near-space. The mission: deploy the Maraia Capsule testing the aerodynamics and stability of the payload on re-entry to the atmosphere. The rocket reached an altitude of 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800mph or 6115km/h) at engine burnout.

Thanks to all of you.  It's well worth watching.  Use full-screen mode for best results.





That's some pretty spectacular photography.

Peter

2 comments:

Paul Campbell said...

Very nice! The temperature change on the way up was very interesting!

Matthew Fulghum said...

Thanks for sharing that, Peter. I really did enjoy that. Liked the music, too, unlike a lot of modern electronic stuff.