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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #40 on: 03/20/2018 02:35 am »
CATO of 'K' impulse rocket motor during liftoff

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Published on Mar 19, 2018

CATO at launch liftoff of a 'K' impulse rocket motor in a 10' (3m) tall 4" (100mm) diameter carbon fiber rocket, Mojave Desert, USA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjZ8yCiFrfQ?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #41 on: 04/24/2018 08:50 am »
150 mm (6") sugar rocket CATO

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Published on Apr 23, 2018

150 mm KNSU sucrose rocket motor launch.
Motor failed at the bulkhead resulting in a CATO.
Friends of Amateur Rocketry test facility, Mojave Desert.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Vgwa9CCzM?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #42 on: 05/09/2018 11:39 pm »
Two FAR LOX Alcohol motor tests November 16, 2017

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Published on May 9, 2018

Two static tests of the underdevelopment LOX-Alcohol motor by the Friends of Amateur Rocketry facility in the Mojave Desert.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEgmYP6ObFE?t=001


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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #43 on: 05/10/2018 10:44 pm »
CATO in this context?  (JATO is Jet Assisted Take Off but I am at a loss)
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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #44 on: 05/10/2018 10:56 pm »
CATO in this context?  (JATO is Jet Assisted Take Off but I am at a loss)

Short for "catastrophic failure" ... :)

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #45 on: 05/10/2018 10:57 pm »
CATO in this context?  (JATO is Jet Assisted Take Off but I am at a loss)
Depending on who you ask, it is either short for "Catastrophic failure" or "Catastrophe At Take Off". Obligatory rocket euphemisms video:
 
 
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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #46 on: 05/21/2018 11:25 am »
Sugar Shot 2-stage rocket avionics and recovery test flight May 19, 2018

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Published on May 21, 2018

Small-scale 2-stage Sugar Sht flight for testing our avionics and recovery. Booster performed well and recovered with no damage. The second stage failed to ignite (problem was found and will be corrected. Second stage recovery also successful with no damage.
150 mm 'O' impulse motor was successfully launched last June.
75mm second stage was successfully flown several times both as a single stage and as the second stage on a 100 mm booster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb2LWqxxpKo?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #47 on: 07/03/2018 03:13 am »
Rocket launch ending in CATO

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Published on Jul 2, 2018

M impulse rocket motor CATO

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #48 on: 10/12/2018 04:35 am »
October 6 2018 sugar rocket launch at FAR

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Published on Oct 11, 2018

4" four-grain KNSB sugar motor flight in a 6" fiberglass airframe.
Both the launch and recovery successful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDH0wfhA9IA?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #49 on: 11/16/2018 02:08 am »
UC Berkeley Nov 3 2018 FAR launch


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Published on Nov 15, 2018

After 4 weeks of intense composite manufacturing research and development, the team successfully launched its 7.5 ft all custom composite body rocket, Low Altitude Demonstrator LAD-001 "Sparky" at Friends of Amateur Rocketry site in Randsburg, CA. The primary purpose of this launch was to validate advance composite manufacturing practices that will transfer into the team's space-shot rocket, EUREKA-1.  Unfortunately, at apogee, both CO2 and black powder ejection systems failed to deploy the chute causing the rocket to freefall down to the ground. Inspecting the rocket after flight, the team found that the deployment issue was due to shear pin failure on the nosecone-mainbody connection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeZ71tO0Alo?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #50 on: 11/24/2018 03:35 am »
2018 Nov 17 FAR

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Published on Nov 23, 2018

A few of the larger projects at the FAR Saturday, November 17, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9HurKMnw3Y?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #51 on: 12/09/2018 04:21 am »
Eric's 98 mm M impulse Everclear APCP at FAR

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Published on Dec 8, 2018

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #52 on: 01/07/2019 04:54 am »
Titanium nozzle and welded bulkhead motor FAR test


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Published on Jan 6, 2019

Two state rocket more tests at the FAR site on January 5, 2019.
The first test was a 100 mm seven grain 7615 N-sec KNSB motor with a new lightweight forward bulkhead welded into the motor case with a new titanium nozzle machined by Sugar Shot to Space member Chris Coveny.
The motor failed when the bulkhead gave way resulting in the motor thrusting down into the concrete test stand foundation. That caused the nozzle to be forced up into the aluminum motor case that mushroomed as a result of the impact.

The nozzle was cut from the motor case and used a second time in a six grain 6,900 N-second previously launched flight motor with conventional bolted in the bulkhead. This second successful test showed no erosion of the nozzle throat. The nozzle was also cool to the touch soon after firing, something not possible with a steel or graphite nozzle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zp0PfLDQ7w?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #53 on: 01/12/2019 04:27 am »
MSAC sugar rocket test launch for the FAR-1030 Jan 5, 2019


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Published on Jan 11, 2019

Mt San Antonio College student test launch for the FAR-1030 competition. The rocket used a two grain 4" KNSB motor. The launch was done at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry facility.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbIKyipawVg?t=001



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