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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #60 on: 04/10/2021 01:44 pm »
Anybody know which rocket they used?

https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/pastmissions.html

12.088 NR Gilbert/NASA Langley Research Center
March 30, 2021
Aerodynamic Buffet Flight Test (ABFT)

12.088 NR was launched from White Sands Missile Range, NM on March 30, 2021.  Dynamic loads resulting from transonic aerodynamic buffet are often the largest contributor to launch vehicle structural load margins, and proper understanding of that phenomenon is an important aspect of launch vehicle design. Over predicting those loads will lead to an inefficient, heavier than necessary structural design, while under predicting  them could lead to structural failure. This mission is designed to gather flight data on a vehicle shape that has only been tested in wind tunnels previously.

This PDF contains more details about the mission and an high-res picture of the sounding rocket.

NASA Langley Research Center also published on facebook a video of the launch (here) where it states in the description

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READY, SET, LAUNCH 🚀
Langley and NASA's Wallops Flight Facility collaborated on the Aerodynamic Buffet Flight Test (ABFT) concept rocket that successfully launched from U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range yesterday!
The ABFT shape was chosen due to its highly unsteady aerodynamics and it went through extensive wind tunnel testing in the 1960s and 2015. The data collected from this launch will help scientists understand how to better predict and model the forces on rockets.
This data will eventually help with future NASA's Space Launch System and #Artemis missions to make space flight safer. Learn more here: https://go.nasa.gov/31ARQVe

so I think that "ABFT" is actually the name of the rocket.

P.S. Why is this in the SS2S thread?

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #61 on: 04/11/2021 06:38 am »
P.S. Why is this in the SS2S thread?

I posted this in the wrong thread! Should be in the Suborbital Thread.
« Last Edit: 04/11/2021 06:39 am by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #62 on: 04/23/2021 10:50 am »
Sugar Shot 8 inch April 17 2021 CATO cam 2


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Ignition at 4:20​ in the video
Test flight of the 8" (200mm) Sugar Shot to Space rocket and resulting CATO.
Reached an altitude of 1,497'

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #63 on: 11/22/2021 06:19 am »
8 inch KNSB sugar motor CATO

Second test of the 8" (200 mm) KNSB sugar motor November 20, 2021 test.
This test used two long grains, the first test used three short grains.

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