Launch Attempt

The UMass rocket team had quite a week last week. On Sunday we traveled out to CMass's Amesbury launch site and worked through some ground ejection tests.

 Nose-cone ejection test

Nose-cone ejection test

 Main ejection test

Main ejection test

 Drogue ejection

Drogue ejection

After completing all our ejection tests we put together the rocket and hiked out through the snow to the field.

In a heartbreaking turn of events, the launch rail guide snapped off as we were loading the rocket onto the launch rail. Sunday's launch had to be scrubbed. But we didn't give up and fixed it to return on Wednesday!