Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Excalibur lb Environmental Testing



"With more than 600 rounds fired in theater to date, Excalibur is the revolutionary precision projectile for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps artillery. Using GPS precision guidance technology, Excalibur provides accurate, first round, fire-for-effect capability in an urban setting. Excalibur is considered a true precision weapon, impacting at a radial miss distance of six meters from the target.By using Excalibur's level of precision there is a major dramatic reduction in the time, cost and logistical burden traditionally associated with using artillery munitions. Analyses have shown that on average it takes at least 10 conventional munitions to accomplish what one Excalibur can. Excalibur is a co-development program between Raytheon Company and BAE Bofors."

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


"Airplane window view of the launch carrying communications satellite MUOS-2 into space."

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Bare Necessities Suffers a Separation



Bare Necessities: N5800 C-Star Flying Case

This incredible project with a mostly metal airframe (but perhaps not enough) seems to have shredded at Black Rock. We have to wait for more info to find out what happened and perhaps even why...

It appears as if the nosecone and airframe were largely intact, and the problems happened at only mach 2.5 Quite possibly a separation for some reason.

Check out this rocket (metal, center) and a few other extreme min. diameter projects:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

H32 ramjet helicopter


"H32 jet helicopter is propelled by blazing ramjet engines on blade tips at Camp Rucker Army Aviation Center. (1956)"

Florida plant demolition






There is no way they had to make it this cool, but they did.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

"RAIN experiment flies to space"




"RAIN stands for Rocket deployed Atmospheric probes conducting Independent measurements in Northern Sweden. We are a team of 17 students from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Stockholm University. We are designing and building an experiment that will be placed on the 2011/2012 REXUS sounding rocket. The scientific objectives of our experiment include the multi-point collection of aerosol dust particles from the middle atmosphere to create a detailed aerosol profile of this region."

http://rainexperiment.se/

Fireball

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

More footage of Proton-M crash

Proton-M rocket crashes in Russia


"Russia’s Proton-M rocket carrying three additional satellites for its Glonass global positioning and navigation network exploded shortly after launch early on Tuesday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan."

Tow missile launch