Tag Archive: Sub-Orbital

Oct 31 2017

Progeny Mk5 Block I Flight 2

Although the ascent did not go entirely as planned, a proper initial launch allowed the rocket to reach a staggering 493km up into space, far exceeding any and all expectations on its performance!

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Oct 20 2017

Progeny Mk5 Block I Flight 1

The debut of our new, more powerful Mk5 rocket was marred by weather and a launch anomaly that led to only part of the rocket leaving the launch pad, impacting the water 8km downrange with a total loss of the payload

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Oct 13 2017

Progeny Mk5 Flight 6

Pieced together from spare parts meant to replace any faulty/failed parts for the original 5 planned launches, a 6th base-spec Mk5 heads back into space for one final hurrah before the new Block I comes into service

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Sep 22 2017

Progeny Mk5 Flight 5

The final launch of the initial design for the Mk5 doesn’t reach the heights we were hoping for but it does at least set the record for being the first successful flight that was fully automated

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Sep 20 2017

Progeny Mk5 Flight 4

The first failure of the Mk5, however it is not immediately apparent whether the main cause of the RUD is due to the design of the rocket or conditions present on the day of the launch

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Sep 19 2017

Progeny Mk5 Flight 3

Additional computer control takes charge of another successful flight, though not without minor errors & also a day late launching thanks to religious protesters and strict weather constraints

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Sep 14 2017

Progeny Mk5 Flight 2

The Mk5 makes another successful flight almost identical in trajectory to the first but the major difference was in how the computer controlled part of the ascent, decoupling the boosters & shredding the 3rd stage fins.

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Sep 12 2017

Progeny Mk5 Flight 1

The Mk5 makes its maiden flight into space, sticking mainly to tried-and-true ascent procedures from the Mk4 while focusing on testing out new control and logging software onboard its automated computer core

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Aug 08 2017

Progeny Mk4 Flight 5

Lowering the first stage TWR to 2 failed to generate enough thrust to keep the rocket pointed east, and the flight was terminated shortly after launch when the rocket began to fly west over KSC

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Aug 04 2017

Progeny Mk4 Flight 4

Our second foray into space tested even slower launch speeds, taking off at 4Gs while carrying a new suite of payload instruments up into the void – FOR SCIENCE!

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