The second launch

The UMass team's second launch went extremely well. We relaunched the "UM" rocket as well as a 4 inch rocket that we built for a sub scale systems test called the Minuteman 1. Check out the pictures and videos below!

The motor centering rings, fins, and motor retention system are securely glued in place.

Fully painted!

    The team arrives with Minuteman 1 to the Launch Field. It was a cold one that day, but that didn't stop us!   

 

The team arrives with Minuteman 1 to the Launch Field. It was a cold one that day, but that didn't stop us!

 

    The team readies the Avionics Bay, setting up the 3D Printed Altimeter Sled designed to fit the Raven Altimeter perfectly for a secure flight.

 

The team readies the Avionics Bay, setting up the 3D Printed Altimeter Sled designed to fit the Raven Altimeter perfectly for a secure flight.

The UMass team carries the Minuteman 1 out to the launchpad!

Away it goes! Flawless ejection events and dual deployment recovery earned the team a successful sub scale flight test as well as team member Greg Kelley his National Association of Rocketry Level 1 Certification. 

Check back soon for a fully edited launch video including footage from our on board camera during flight!