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.