First tests of Success Rockets private meteorological prototype passed successfully

The prototype rocket is designed to test on-board systems, it is planned that they will be used on

suborbital meteorological rocket. The development of the rocket took a total of six months.

The entire flight lasted 90 seconds.During this period, the team managed to work out the actions of the launch calculation during the launch of the rocket, to check the effectiveness of the layout solution of the electronics unit at nominal accelerations, vibrations and in real conditions.

“Our company is actively developing itsown launch vehicles for suborbital and orbital flights, including engines, telemetry and rescue systems, - explains Oleg Mansurov, head of Success Rockets. - In winter, we successfully passed static fire tests of our own engine, and now it was important for us to check the onboard systems. Since all the systems have worked properly, the next step is to test the rocket with our maximum power engine. "

The test program also included verificationstability of communication during the passage of different stages of flight (with the engine running, during flight along a ballistic trajectory, etc.) and gaining experience in using search equipment in real conditions, taking into account the characteristics of the earth's surface (hills, forest), weather conditions (humidity , temperature).

“The conquest of the peaks always starts from low heights.For a very young private space company, even a prototype of a meteorological rocket is quite a landmark achievement: we have seen many space startups, all flights of which have remained on paper, ”notes Anton Nemkin, one of the investors in Success Rockets. - The results of the past tests allow us to look to the future of Success Rockets with some optimism. Sergei Pavlovich Korolev at one time started with much smaller models, now they would look like toys - and reached such heights, which we are proud of for more than half a century. "

Further tests of the first stage of the suborbital rocket are scheduled for this summer.

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