Tag Archive: launch highlight

Apr 12 2015

Small Scale Rocket Launch

Captain Desson has taken up small-scale rocketry. This is his second launch and Commander Bob is behind the camera. First launch ended up in the water and now the plan is to aim north – rocket is weighted to gradually turn over as it rises

You can read more about Desson’s rocket adventures here.

Apr 08 2015

ComSat Minmus III Launch Highlights

Various camera views of the lift off and initial ascent only for the third communications satellite bound for orbit around Minmus

Mar 27 2015

ComSat Minmus II Launch Highlights

Various cameras both on and off the spacecraft capture various major stages of the launch and ascent into orbit, including the launch itself, booster separation, fairing separation, and lift stage separation during the orbital insertion burn. All times given in this video (unlike previous launch highlight videos) are when the clip starts, not when the event occurs

Mar 16 2015

Eeloo I Launch Highlights

Although it ultimately failed to achieve orbit, we still got a bit of footage from our largest ever rocket taking off and ascending

Mar 04 2015

Mun III Rescue Launch/Transfer Highlights

Onboard and offboard cameras capture the major events of the spacecraft as it ascends to orbit and burns for Mun

Feb 20 2015

Mun III Launch Highlights

The second-attempt to send 2 kerbals into orbit around Mun has so far been a success, and it all began with the launch into low-kerbin orbit. Here are some highlights from the launch and ascent. You can find out more about the current and past state of the craft (including ascent data) via the Flight Tracker.

Feb 10 2015

ComSat Minmus I Booster Cam Footage

Three main segments of the launch of the ComSat Minmus I rocket into orbit: payload fairing separation, 1st stage separation/2nd stage engine ignition, 1st stage re-entry.

Dec 21 2014

Mun II Launch

Watch Mun II lift off from the video camera atop the water tower next to the launchpad

Dec 13 2014

Mun I Launch Abort

Our recent launch to place kerbals in orbit around Mun was forced to abort during ascent. After booster separation main engine throttle up did not occur and the rocket began to succumb to lateral air flow and tip over backwards. Afraid of a possible structural failure that would break up the entire rocket, Commander Bob triggered the LES while almost perpendicular to the craft’s velocity vector and the capsule was spun violently, producing several seconds of 6-8Gs. Both Cmdr Bob and Capt Desson were recovered from the Kerblantic without injuries. The cause of the engine failure will be under investigation

Nov 29 2014

IP ComSat II – SRB Separation

We’ve been having trouble lately with our new recoverable boosters separating cleanly from the rocket during launch – we even lost one rocket due to an impact on the main engine! As you can see however, decoupling is much better now.