HEROS 2 Found!

Some great news coming from the University of Stuttgart team, HyEnD. Their HEROS 2 rocket has been found in northern Sweden.

Launched on October 31st, 2016, from Esrange in Sweden, the hybrid rocket was expected to fly to ~30km in altitude. Unfortunately, electrical interference at launch caused the failure of the onboard electronics and telemetry system, making the rocket untrackable for the duration of its flight.

As the rocket was initially never found, the electronics fault was fixed and the team went on to fly their backup rocket, HEROS 3, 2 weeks later. The rocket reached 32.3 km in altitude, a record which still stands today for a European student and amateur rocket launch.