Video Caption: Uploaded on May 3, 2016
The first launch of the Sugar Shot to Space small scale 2-stage rocket. Rained in the morning and never cleared so launch was done without igniting the sustainer to stay below the cloud ceiling. 100mm ( 4 inch ) booster staging to a 75mm ( 3 inch ) sustainer, both having been launched successfully previously separately.
Video Caption: Another view of the 6,900 N-sec test of our new titanium nozzle. The motor used 6 grains of KNSB sugar propellant in 100 mm motor. Test conducted from the safety of two of FAR’s 11 bunkers.
Sugar Shot 2 Space (SS2S) are working towards a space shot of an entirely sugar propellant fueled rocket.
Video Caption: Small scale 2-stage Sugar Shot flight for testing our avionics and recovery. Booster performed well and recovered with no damage. The second stage failed to ignite (problem was found and will be corrected. Second stage recovery also successful with no damage. 150 mm ‘O’ impulse motor was successfully launched last June.
75mm second stage was successfully flown several times both as a single stage and as the second stage on a 100 mm booster.
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.