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.



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.