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My, that's a big rocket | by jurvetson
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My, that's a big rocket

It had a beautiful launch on a N2000 motor. These motors leave a crater in the clay at takeoff. Moments earlier, a rocket shredded at Mach 2 on an L motor.

 

Click here for the rocketry photo set.

 

(As you go up the alphabet in motor sizes, each letter represents a successive doubling of total power (B is 2x A and so on). Estes mainly sells A, B and C motors, and some larger D and E sized ones as well. Aerotech Consumer Aerospace is the common source for F and G motors. For H and above, you have to be certified by NAR or Tripoli to buy one, and the motors are hand-assembled in reusable metal casings. I had to build an H motor and rocket, and launch and recover it successfully to get my Level 1 Cert.)

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Taken on September 24, 2005