The launch of Henk

A short writeup about the launch of Henk, mainly so I can share some of the awesome pictures and video’s it produced

For a while now12+ years, my goal in rocketry has been to launch a rocket, to an altitude of 1 kilometer, and then have it land safely under a parachute.

You can not even image how happy … Read More

“Perigee-2” Rocket Launch

The troubled launch of Perigee-2, which chose to pursue its passion of skywriting instead of going up as planned.
Also the first launch which had been equipped with avionics (A simple altimeter)

It all looked so easy when you did it on paper
where valves never froze, gyros never drifted,
and rocket motors did not blow up in your face.

Milton W. Rosen, Rocket engineer, 1956

On the 14’th of this month, … Read More

“Perigee” Rocket Launch (BTIR-2)

A rather lengthy report detailing the fantastic launch of BTIR-2, which reached more than a 100 meters of altitude, and was recovered intact to boot!

Due to the complexities of launching a full rocket, I have split up this report into 4 sections:
Igniter, Type IIb, HQ
Launch Setup
The Launch

After years of development, and a month of preparation, the first fully successful … Read More

KNSB Rocket Propellant and Launch

First test launch of a Sorbitol based sugar rocket, and the procedure used to make it

First off all this will be in two parts
The making of and the first launch
This is to keep things organized and readable
so, first:

The Making

After some research, I had concluded that the best and easiest form … Read More

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