This procedure is used for flight testing a rocket. This is a
general launch procedure, but will vary based on launcher and
Due to pressures involved, this experiment should be carried
out outdoors and the launch crew should observe normal launch
- Air source. This includes pumps, tanks, compressors etc.
- Pressure gauge
- Rocket and payload.
- Prepare launcher and air supply by connecting them
- Prepare rocket recovery system and payload.
- Fill the rocket with the required amount of water
- Place rocket onto the pad and lock into place.
- Clear the launch area of personnel.
- Ensure wind conditions are within safe limits.
- Arm recovery system and payload.
- Pressurise the rocket.
- Start any ground cameras recording the flight.
- Recover the rocket and download any data from the
- Record rocket flight parameters for later analysis.
- With test flights it is a good idea to record
ground video of the flight for later analysis.
- Always inspect the rocket after landing to make
sure no parts have come loose, or that the pressure
chamber has not suffered any damage.
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