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Messenger

Design Description

The rocket was designed to test the first version of RF Tracker.  A conical tail was used instead of a set of conventional fins. Due to this the rocket stability was not sufficient leading to two unsuccessful attempts on C6-5 and B6-4.

RF Tracker MkI in the payload bay of Messenger

Launch Log

 Date Motor Ejection Altitude
 WindNotes/ Event
 03/04/11 B6-4 10m 1..2 m/s
 Failed attempt due to the rocket instability
 03/04/11C6-5 10m 1..2 m/s
 Failed attempt due to the rocket instability. Additional nose weight.
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