Alex’s Rocket Launch (Video)
Our student employee here at the Education and Public Outreach group, Alex Berlanga, recently tested out a new, smaller version of our S4 rocket at the Sonoma State University campus. As you can see in the above video, the test went well with an E class motor. After a bit of a hike, the team managed to successfully recover the rocket and the new payload. Smaller rockets can be launched in a wider variety of places, built more cost effectively, and launched without special certification. We look forward to more successful tests of this platform to come! Alex is a summer intern from Santa Rosa Junior College, whose internship was funded through the California Space Grant Consortium.