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[[!meta title="2009-05-31 - Successful launch of LV2.3 in Brothers, Oregon"]]
+[[!img zs_launch.jpg class="picture" size="332x500"]]
+
+[[!toc levels=3]]
+
# Success!!
We successfully launched Launch Vehicle 2.3 (LV2.3) this weekend in Brothers, Oregon, at the Oregon Rocketry's Brothers Launch Site.
+## **Launch information**
+
+- Estimate elevation of hill by launch tower: 4900 ft MSL
+- Launch control was at (GPS): `43 deg 47 min 55.4 sec 120 deg 38 min 54.5 sec @ 4459 ft`
+- Launch tower was at (GPS): `43 deg 47.652 min 120 deg 39.0889 min @ 4488 ft` (2m accuracy w/10 satellites)
+- Drogue was 16 paces and main was 34 paces away from LT, and between them was 32. Tim's paces are ~ 6 ft.
+
### **Saturday morning drive and afternoon setup**
We gathered at Tim's house Saturday morning at 9:00am to pack all of our rocket bits: launch tower, antennas, launch control table, etc. We managed to pack it all into the back of Dave's pickup truck and in Dan's brother Bill's "Toy Hauler" - a large 5th wheel ATV carrier (thanks Dan! thanks Bill!). It was pretty amazing, actually: it was probably the fastest packing and smallest number of vehicles carrying rocket bits we've ever had since LV0. And, amazingly, we actually left *on time*.
@@ -81,17 +92,19 @@ Ian hit the "launch" button at about 1340 PDT in our Java "LaunchControl" softwa
[[!img zs_rocket_blast.jpg size="200x200" caption="Blast left by motor" alt="Courtesy Zander Speaks http://speaksphotographic.com/"]]
</td></tr></table>
-### **Here are some movies:**
+### Videos
-<table><tr><td>
-[[!img launch_dk.png link="launch_dk.avi" size="200x200" caption="Short video of launch"]]
-</td><td>
-[[!img launch_600fps.png link="launch_600fps.mov" size="200x200" caption="600fps movie of launch (3 MB)"]]
-</td><td>
-[[!img launch_onboard.png link="launch_onboard.avi" size="200x200" caption="Onboard view of launch"]]
-</td></tr></table>
+**Short video from the ground**
+<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zN4o74zAHZ0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
+ - Download: [[launch_dk.avi]] (3.2 MB)
+
+**600 FPS High Speed Camera view of liftoff**
+<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ynk6_Vh5cEQ?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
+ - Download: [[launch_600fps.mov]] (3.3 MB)
-**TODO**: Better edit of 800 MB (!) onboard video. The current video is "DivX" (I *think*) and so you may need to add a DivX codec to view it.
+**Onboard View**
+<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Vj8KbfZLFUE?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
+ - Download: [[launch_onboard.avi]] (15.6 MB)
We lost track of the rocket as it went above the cloud layer, and we all desperately were hoping the parachute system would work. Keith lost telemetry for a a few seconds, but once he got it back, he was able to announce that we were falling slowly enough that we should be on the drogue.
@@ -135,14 +148,6 @@ Also thanks to:
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-
-### **Launch information**
-
-- Estimate elevation of hill by launch tower: 4900 ft MSL
-- Launch control was at (GPS): `43 deg 47 min 55.4 sec 120 deg 38 min 54.5 sec @ 4459 ft`
-- Launch tower was at (GPS): `43 deg 47.652 min 120 deg 39.0889 min @ 4488 ft` (2m accuracy w/10 satellites)
-- Drogue was 16 paces and main was 34 paces away from LT, and between them was 32. Tim's paces are ~ 6 ft.
-
### **Launch Data**
- [[2009-05-31_data_from_arts.csv]]
@@ -163,7 +168,7 @@ Also thanks to:
- Arm rocket by local HT at pad,
- or multiple (diverse) 2m uplink antennas
- Goal: verify 2m operation in flight.
- - Here's the [[hand drawn schematic|lv2.3-2m-backup-system.jpg]] of the 2m backup system.
+ - Here's the hand drawn schematic[[!img lv2.3-2m-backup-system.jpg size="225x320"]] of the 2m backup system.
- Here's the [[backup pyro system source code|backup-pyro-system-src.zip]] for the AVR microcontroller.
- Avionics issues
- Really didn't like lack of feedback from all the different systems