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Rocket Mavericks’ Maiden Flight

The was the first shake down test flight of the Mavericks J-Prize Reference Design P1 on an Aerotech M1939 motor. Everything operated perfectly, and recovered unharmed.

 

For a sense of scale, see the unpainted version below.

 

It is a minimum diameter rocket designed for a P motor – 8x what you see here – which takes it over Mach 3. Adding the booster stage should take it 22 miles straight up.

(more details from Toma, the designer, can be found here)

 

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Taken on April 5, 2008