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A perfect launch of my Telstar Logistics / LOC Precision V2.0 with the biggest motor possible, an L730 imported from Cesaroni, a Canadian aerospace & defense company. Their unique thermoplastic propellant burns cleanly, showing multiple shock diamonds.

In the foreground is a videocam on tripod for scale. Black Rock is in the distance. Best viewed large.

But this beautiful flight proved to be a swan song….

DNSF David Newman, RottieLover♥, and 40 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. levercusec 79 months ago | reply

    A+++ Grade Photo

  2. ©Pacifist 79 months ago | reply

    A+++ Grade Photo

  3. joshme17 79 months ago | reply

    I love that one! I think it might be better without the tripod though. Still a great shot.

  4. KCFemme (FireTipPhotography) 79 months ago | reply

    Great shot!

    This photo is among the Most Interesting.

  5. jurvetson 79 months ago | reply

    thanks y'all

    joshme17: from a lot of rocket shots in the desert, I find that without some foreground element, it's really hard to make out the scale.... Is it an Estes rocket or a scale V2?

    Sparkle_fish: regarding you note, I am curious. Deliberate... like, its point ing too low... and would be cool with a wide-angle pan shot?

    I checked the original size, and I mainly see a silhouette... But the playa chunks look dramatic!

  6. thatstickerguy 79 months ago | reply


    A+++ Grade Photo

  7. sparkfish [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

    Sparkle_fish: regarding you note, I am curious. Deliberate... like, its point ing too low... and would be cool with a wide-angle pan shot?

    Ooops, sorry, to me it looked as though the camera on the tripod was pointing away from the action, I guess I was wrong. Would have been funny though, please delete the note.

    Still a damned fine action shot, bags of movement & energy.

  8. neodelphi 79 months ago | reply

    great it reminds me of german V2 rockets back in world war 2

  9. Dyche 79 months ago | reply

    (Hi, I've chosen your photo for the competition of the week at Scientist Photographers group, you can follow the scoring in the discussion section of our group! Good Luck!)

  10. jurvetson 75 months ago | reply

    "Our main goal for a long time [developing the V2] was to make it more dangerous to be in the target area than to be part of the test crew."
    – Wernher von Braun

    Flying them, you start to see what he means...

  11. Niall Oswald 72 months ago | reply

    ProXX classic can be a bit underwhelming in the smaller motors, but the 54/75/98s are really nice. Great shot.

  12. Vivek Vibes [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

    dude! that's a sweet shot!

  13. jurvetson 62 months ago | reply

    Just got a cool link from my friends at Sea Launch:

    ROC had a “mass V-2 launch… many a V-2 had met their untimely end here."


    The video page is pretty sweet (start from the bottom for the best ones...)

  14. jurvetson 62 months ago | reply

    Oooh, and then there are always larger projects.... with a similar outcomes.... and with an automobile as the payload! Crazy Brits...

  15. jurvetson 32 months ago | reply

    forgot to mention, this photo made it to the cover of

    Double Whammy

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