|This rocket project is called the Vikeslandic Star video rocket project. The
Rocket is designed to put a small video camera up to a maximum altitude of
The rocket is custom designed by Vikesland's top rocketry engineer, using the
latest in design software.
This particular test launch was of a smaller version of the R.A.V.R.U.
(Rocket Assisted Video Recon Unit) rocket design. This rocket will be used
as the general workhorse vehicle for launching various payloads into low
altitudes. The full working model of the rocket is currently under
construction and when finished will be close to four feet in length and will
be powered by a cluster of four engines of varying power depending on
payload and altitudes.
The test launch proved that the rocket is indeed very stable under normal
wind conditions and that the parachute deployment system needed upgrading.
The second test proved the parachute does work and that the rocket will
indeed not have a catastrophic failure in higher winds.