Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Armadillo Aerospace launches "Stig-a" to near space




"The launch of Armadillo Aerospace's reusable suborbital sounding rocket Stiga. Fueled by liquid oxygen and denatured ethanol, the rocket reached close to 140,000 feet above sea level."

What a great flight this is! And the footage is particularly nice. It is cool to see just how little drag the rocket experiences at apogee. The 'chute came out and barely caught any air.

I think the rocket is called Stig, and this is Stig model A. If I am wrong, please correct me. A bunch of other sources keep calling it "Stiga" as in the title for this video.

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