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    CRW completes subscale launch of Arion

    posted Jan 28, 2012, 7:40 AM by Nathan Rigoni   [ updated Jan 28, 2012, 7:43 AM ]
        The CRW team completed the first subscale launch of the Arion rocket design. The launch was on 1/14/2012 and was completed in Childersburg, AL. 

        The Launch was considered a moderate success by the CRW team. During the flight Arion staged properly and the booster went unstable as predicted and expected. The concept of the boosted dart proved to be a viable method of transport, yet there was a failure in the structure of the bulk heads that secured the recovery system to the rocket. Upon recovery there was minor damage and the rocket has already been repaired. 

    Pic of Arion 3/4 scale launch