On Saturday August 10th, the Cambridge Rocket Club successfully completed it’s ninth launch of the year. The launch was held at LS 5 Mohawk Road, but for the first time set up on the sod farm on the south side of the road. This location provides members and guests a much larger landing and safety zones than previously. The temperatures were in the low 20’s, a predominantly clear sky with moderate winds in the morning, gusty in the afternoon.
A total of 15 members and one guest participated in the launch activities. We managed to launch 53 rockets in total and recovered every one of them. The launches featured 6 cluster rockets, 2 two stage rockets, rocket on board cameras, parachute delays, boost gliders, altimeters and accelerometers. We even had a couple of Saturn V rockets launched. We burned a total of 74 model rocket engines with a total impulse of 1,328 Newtons.
All future CRC launches will now be set up on the south side of 510 Mohawk Road, Cambridge. Our next launch is scheduled to be on Saturday August 24th and we will be practicing A.8-3 Spot Landing. Our September launch will include a Spot Landing competition with A.8-3 engines (supplied by CRC) and prizes for the top three finishers.