November 2018 at FAR

FAR is the Friends of Amateur Rocketry and is an organisation and test facility in the Mojave Desert where experimenters can test and launch their rocket projects.

Video Caption: A few of the larger projects at the FAR Saturday, November 17, 2018

PHX4 Rocket Launch to 200,000ft

The 2 stage rocket was built by Curt von Delius, which was boosted by a CTI N5800 to a CTI N1100 sustainer with an 11 s coast delay. The rocket flew to 244,186 ft MSL, although the GPS units did lockout due to the COCOM speed and altitude limits, the apogee was still able to be calculated.

The flight becomes the first amateur 2 stage launch to break the 200,000 ft barrier.

[Edit, 8/11/2018: The use of the term “2 stage rocket” refers to each stage being powered]

Video Caption: Experience this amazing supersonic near space flight through on board HD video. Curt von Delius’s state of the art PHX4 launched on June 16, 2018 from the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Accelerating to over 3.5 times the speed of sound the rocket coasted to 46 miles above sea level. This is the highest flight of any amateur two stage rocket. The reusable design was recovered using Disc Gap Band Parachutes and touched down 6.36 miles from launch.

ThreeCarbYen Flight to 175,000ft!

Jim Jarvis launched his 3 stage rocket ThreeCarbYen to 175,000ft at the recent Balls 2018 launch event. N5800 to N1560 to M1401, very impressive and it was all recovered!

Video Caption: This three-stage flight was performed by Jim Jarvis (with lots of help) at Balls 27 on September 21, 2018. The launch was help at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. The flight reached about 175,000 feet.

GoPro Hero6: The First Spaceport America Cup in 4K

Video Caption: In June 2017, ESRA and Spaceport America held the 1st Annual Spaceport America Cup. Over 1000 students, from 12 countries brought 92 rockets to the event.

Shot 100% on GoPro –
Special thanks GoPro for helping sponsor the event and for sending out a camera crew equipped with over a dozen Hero 5 and Hero 6 cameras!

Music TheFatRat “Fly Away (feat. Anjulie)”

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Worlds Largest Sugar Rocket Motor – Test 2

Video Caption: This was the 2nd test firing of the 12 x 44″ KNSB static test fire motor for the Sugar Shot to Space project. The first firing was using two 12 x 20″ propellant grains each weighing 132 pounds for a total propellant weight of 264 pounds. This test was using three 12 X 13″ propellant grains, each containing 85 pounds of KNSB sugar propellant.

Tested at Balls 2017

Video Caption: Simone heads to Black Rock Desert to take part in the annual BALLS experimental rocket launch event! We meet with amateur rocketeers who’ve come around the country to test their homebrewed rockets. This is going to be fun!

Thanks to Clay Reynolds for inviting us out! Find his rocket launch videos here:…

Produced by Ryan Kiser Shot by Joey Fameli
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ULA Future Heavy Rocket Launch

Video Caption: On June 24, 2017, interns and mentors from United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched the 53-foot-tall Future Heavy, breaking their own record for launching the world’s largest sport rocket. The rocket carried 16 payloads (experiments and instruments) from K-12 teams, Ball Aerospace mentors and a combined ULA/Roush Industries team. Working on their own time, ULA interns designed, built and launched the rockets with the guidance of mentors, and Ball Aerospace mentors volunteered their time to create and test their payload. The rocket launched at the Spaceport America Cup International Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition in association with the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA).