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# July Launch of LV2.3
-July 31st 2011 we headed back to Eastern OR to launch our rocket again with the same roll control as the previous launch, but this time with much of the full flight computer we have been planning for years in in place and running.
+July 31st 2011 we headed to central Oregon to launch our rocket with the same roll control as the previous launch, but this time with much of the full flight computer we have been planning for years in in place and running. This included the PowerPC flight computer, a Hemisphere Crescent GPS receiver board, and our new 2.4 GHz Amateur TV broadcast system with overlay.
-Unfortunately the rocket motor failed on ignition ejecting the fuel (unburnt) from the rear of the rocket. The force of the depressurization lifted the rocket several feet into the air and it came down again fairly hard. There was minor damage to the rocket.
+Unfortunately the rocket motor failed on ignition, ejecting the fuel (unburnt) from the motor casing. The force of the depressurization lifted the rocket off of the launch rails, to about 30-40 feet into the air. Although the drogue parachute did eject, the rocket came down fairly hard and suffered minor damage to the fin canister and aeroshell.
## Launch Day
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### Video
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# Failure Analysis
[[!tag announcement]]
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