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  3. Name: Introduction to Circular Motion and Arc Length Category: Rotational Motion Date Added: 2017-05-21 Submitter: Flipping Physics Cartesian and polar coordinates are introduced and how to switch from one to the other is derived. The concept of angular displacement and arc length are demonstrated. Circumference is shown to be an arc length. Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic. Content Times: 0:10 Cartesian coordinates and circular motion 1:00 Polar coordinates and circular motion 1:40 Switching between polar and Cartesian coordinates 2:18 Introduction to Angular Displacement and Arc Length 3:24 The Arc Length equation 4:13 Circumference and Arc Length Multilingual? Please help translate Flipping Physics videos! Previous Video: 2D Conservation of Momentum Example using Air Hockey Discs Please support me on Patreon! Thank you to Aarti Sangwan and Christopher Becke for being my Quality Control team for this video. Introduction to Circular Motion and Arc Length
  4. Cartesian and polar coordinates are introduced and how to switch from one to the other is derived. The concept of angular displacement and arc length are demonstrated. Circumference is shown to be an arc length. Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic. Content Times: 0:10 Cartesian coordinates and circular motion 1:00 Polar coordinates and circular motion 1:40 Switching between polar and Cartesian coordinates 2:18 Introduction to Angular Displacement and Arc Length 3:24 The Arc Length equation 4:13 Circumference and Arc Length Multilingual? Please help translate Flipping Physics videos! Previous Video: 2D Conservation of Momentum Example using Air Hockey Discs Please support me on Patreon! Thank you to Aarti Sangwan and Christopher Becke for being my Quality Control team for this video.
  5. I'd definitely hash out that pilot plan in MUCH more detail before launch...
  6. Pre-Flight Briefing #2: In this mission we will be teaming up with Nicholas Enterprises to use our shared skills and to get into orbit. We will have a more in depth pre-flight briefing to ensure a more successful launch compared to last time. We are splitting the cost 50/50, but 30% of our reward money will go to Nicholas Enterprises. Available Funds: $50,000 (StackBnimble) + $210,000 (Nicholas Enterprises). We will be splitting the costs 50/50 Vehicle Name: yuh Parts: MK16 Parachute,Mk1 Command Pod, 2 18 A Stack decouplers, 3 Fuel Tanks, 4 Hammer Boosters, 4 Radial Decouplers, 4 Fins for aero dynamics, four aerodynamic nose cones, 2 swivel engines. Total Cost: $12,920 Design Goal: Our design goal in this mission is to have a rocket, with sufficient fuel and boosters to get us into orbit, and then enough fuel to be able to get out of orbit and back into the atmosphere. The rocket is composed of decouples to get rid of dead weight, and the command pod has heat shields and a parachute for safe landing back to earth. Launch Goal: On this launch, our ultimate goal is to get into orbit, and subsequently complete the milestones for launch and manned launch to 10k,manned launch to 50k, getting into stable orbit, manned stable orbit, and doing all this to return to land safely. Also, if we are in good shape, we will do a Kerbal EVA. Pilot Plan: Our plan for our pilot, Bob, is to use the SAS system to help us stay on track in getting into orbit. Also, with the piloting skills of Marcus Nicholas, he will help us with maneuvers getting into orbit, and getting back to earth safely. All illustrations for will be presented in our post flight briefing.
  7. Another first for Kerbal-Kind!
  8. Very well done!!!
  9. Launch Time: 52 minutes Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso Play-by-Play: We flew the plane at a constant altitude after launch, until we got to the north pole. We landed farther away, so we got our Kerbal out and had them walk to the UFO before taking the picture. Then we retrieved them since we were still on Kerbin. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 1 hr 37 min Summary: We reached our goal of getting the picture. We also built a pretty decent plane, so if we have to use one for another flight, we have a model to start with. Opportunities / Learnings: We had some trouble at first creating a plane with enough lift and so there were many failed trials. However, I think that we both have a better understanding of the games plane mechanics. Strategies / Project Timeline: We wanted to do this to earn a decent amount of money to build a good rocket to explore the moon, and so I think we were successful in that. Milestone Awards Presented: Picture of UFO on northern ice cap of Kerbin - $100,000 Available Funds: $120,123.50
  10. "Hyperion" Satellite Post-Flight Launch Time: 11:11 AM, 5/18/17 Team Present: Jonathan Mura, Kenny Sorlie (Sam Papaleo present for start of launch) Flight Log: t=4 - First stage thrusters at max t=21 - Turned off liquid thruster t=1:07 - Ejected solid boosters and aimed towards the east t=1:20 - Full liquid thrusters t=1:51 - Turned off liquid thrusters t=2:45 - Full thrusters at 15o above the horizontal t=3:10 - Levelled to 0o prograde t=3:41 - Cut thrusters until apoapsis reached t=4:19 - Full thrusters at apoapsis t=4:37 - cut thrusters - low orbit achieved t=32:13 - Maneuvered to burn prograde at periapsis (Begin Hohmann Transfer) t=33:06 - Full thrust at periapsis t=33:45 - Released empty fuel, full thrust with small liquid thruster t=34:40 - Maneuvereed to retrograde to decrease apoapsis t=35:47 Released capsule surrounding satellite. Satellite still attached to rocket. Extended instruments t=1:55:30 Maneuvered to burn prograde t=1:57:06 Full thrust at apoapsis t=1:57:30 Cut thrusters t=2:29:06 Burned fuel full thrust for ~.5s at periapsis. Apoapsis overshoots by several thousand meters t=2:29:24 Burned retrograde for ~3s t=4:51:40 Burned retrograde at the apoapsis until the periapsis reached 2,866 km t=1d 1:51:22 Burned retrograde at periapsis until apoapsis reached 2,866 km t=1d 2:50:46 Used RCS thrusters at apoapsis to reduce periapsis to 2,863 km t=1d 5:48:23 Used RCS thrusters at periapsis to reduce apoapsis to 2,863 km. Keosynchronous orbit achieved Photographs: Total Flight Time: Still in orbit Summary: Overall, a successful mission. While our expert pilot did make a few mistakes that extended our total flight time by a few in-game hours, the flight went off without a hitch. There were no explosions, everything operated smoothly, and there's still enough fuel on the Hyperion to make adjustments should the need arise. We achieved two milestones on this launch: First working satellite placed in stable orbit - $80,000, and First working satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit - $100,000. Learnings: It is relatively simple, and not very costly to get an object into orbit. It should be extremely simple to force an object into orbit in such a way that we make quick contact with the mun. Strategies: Our next goal is to either put up a manned space station, or to get a kerbal to the mun. If we put up the space station first, that could create a very simple stopping point mid-flight to refuel and store crew to prevent excessive death in case of catastrophe. Milestone Awards Presented: First working satellite placed in orbit - $80,000; First working satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit - $100,000. Final Funds: $256,182 (Starting Funds) - $63,580 (Rocket) - $6,358 (Tax) + $80,000 (First Satellite in Orbit) + $100,000 (First Satellite in Geosynchronous Orbit) = $366,244
  11. Kerbin Mia Post-Flight Launch Time: 13 minutes Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso Play-by-Play: Launch started at 1:40pm, and the satellite began accelerating straight up. Once the first set of engines ran out of fuel, we decoupled them and drifted towards apoapsis. At around 110k meters we created a maneuver to put us into orbit and fired the second engine to complete the maneuver’s burn. Once that had been completed, we decoupled the engine from our satellite and let it orbit. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 5 minutes Summary: We reached our goals of a satellite reaching and sustaining orbit. This was the main goal, and we did so without a hitch. Opportunities / Learnings: We stayed with our goal of making a cheaper rocket with only one goal. We didn’t need to make a return since it is unmanned, so safety wasn’t a concern. Strategies / Project Timeline: We still like the strategy of taking things a bit slower and trying to achieve less milestones in one launch. Milestone Awards Presented: Satellite in stable orbit - $80,000 Available Funds: $120,123.50
  12. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $152,678.50 Vehicle Name: Kerbin Mia Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Probodobodyne Stayputnik $300 - Z-1k Rechargeable Battery Bank $880 - FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600 - FL-T800 Fuel Tank (5) $800 each (half price) $400 each - FL-T400 Fuel Tank $500 (half price) $250 - RV-105 RCS Thruster Block (4) $620 each - Aerodynamic Nose Cone (4) $240 each - LV-T30 “Reliant” Liquid Fuel Engine (4) $1100 each - LV-T45 “Swivel” Liquid Fuel Engine $1200 - TT-38K Radial Decoupler (4) $600 each - TR-18A Stack Decoupler $400 - AV-R8 Winglet (4) $640 each Total Cost: $7,230 Remaining Funds: $145,448.50 Design Goals: We are just trying to get this satellite into orbit, therefore we had a decent amount of fuel to get it up there. Launch Goal: We are hoping to learn how to effectively get a satellite into orbit and what features are most important to do so. We are hoping to achieve satellite in orbit for $80,000. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $145,448.50 Vehicle Name: Cat Flyer Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Mk1 Cockpit $1250 - LV-10 Small Landing Gear $600 - LV-35 Medium Landing Gear (2) $700 each - Adjustable Ramp Intake (Radial) (2) $900 each - Delta0Deluxe Winglet (2) $600 each - Mk1 Liquid Fuel Fuselage (3) $550 (half price) $275 each - OX-STAT Photovoltaic Panels (4) $75 each - CR-7 R.A.P.I.E.R. Engine $6000 - FAT-455 Aeroplane Control Surface (4) $800 each - Wing Connector Type B (6) $500 each - Wing Connector Type A (12) $500 each - Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute (2) $150 each Total Cost: $25,325 Remaining Funds: $120,123.50 Design Goals: We are trying to build an aerodynamic plane to get us to the north ice cap quickly. Launch Goal: We tried to build something with enough lift to get the plane up high enough to efficiently get to the north pole. We are hoping to find the UFO and take a picture to earn $100K. Pilot Plan: We want to turn north, and then climb to 15k-20k meters and fly towards the ice cap. As we approach we will land and find the UFO.
  13. Nicholas Enterprises Starting Funds: $60,000 Vehicle Name: Mr. Rocket Vehicle Parts and Cost: MK16 Parachute X1, LV-909 Liquid Fuel Engine X1, FL-T800 Fuel Tank X1, TT-38K Radial Decoupler X3, RT-10 Hammer Fuel Booster X3, MK1 Command Pod X1, AV-T1 Winglet X3, TR-188 Stack Decoupler X2, Aerodynamic Nose Cone X3, FL-T400 X1, LV- T45 Engine X1. Total Cost- $12,182 Ending Funds- $47,818 Design Goals: Our rocket has been designed to successfully go into orbit around Kerbin and then return safely back to Kerbin. Launch Goal: Our goal for our launch is to go into orbit around Kerbin. Pilot Plan: The pilot should exit Kerbin’s atmosphere and then turn at the proper angle to cause the ship to go into orbit around Kerbin. Illustration:
  14. "Hyperion" Satellite Pre-Flight Available Funds: $256,182 Vehicle Name: Hyperion Vehicle Parts List: 2 Rockomax Jumbo-64 Fuel Tank ($5750) 1 Rockomax X-200-16 Fuel Tank ($1550) 2 S1-SRB-KD25K "Kickback" Booster ($2700) 1 RE-M3 "Mainsail" Liquid Fuel Engine ($13000) 1 RE-I5 "Skipper" Liquid Fuel Engine ($5300) 8 RV-105 RCS Thruster Block ($620) 2 Stratus-V Roundified Monopropellant Tank ($200) 1 FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank ($600) 1 RC-001S Remote Guidance Unit ($2250) 1 Z-1k Rechargeable Battery Bank ($880) 2 Gigantor XL Solar Array ($3000) 1 Communatron 88-88 ($1100) 1 TR-18A Stack Decoupler ($400) 1 AE-FF2 Airstream Protective Shell (2.5m) ($854) 1 Rockomax Brand Decoupler ($550) 1 Advance Reaction Wheel Module Large ($2100) 2 Advanced Nose Cone - Type B ($320) 4 AV-R8 Winglet ($640) 4 AV-T1 Winglet ($500) 8 EAS-4 Strut connector ($42) 2 TT-38K Radial Decoupler ($600) (Some cost in image due to change in shape of capsule holding satellite) Design Goals: Rocket designed to exit atmosphere and enter Low-Kerbin Orbit. The second stage will then be used to conduct a Hohmann Transfer to enter Keosynchronous orbit, and remaining fuel used to fine tune Periapsis and Apoapsis. In a real-life scenario, would function as a comm. satellite. Launch Goals: Our hope for this launch is to get our satellite into geosynchronous orbit with kerbin, accomplishing the first two satellite milestones. After this, our next goal will either be to setup a space station, or reach the mun. Pilot Plan: Use the solid fuel thrusters and large liquid thruster to exit atmosphere. Detach solids once fuel runs out. Use large liquid thruster to get rocket into eastward low-kerbin orbit (70,000+ m), and use remaining fuel to extend the orbit further out. Detach large liquid fuel thruster, switching to the small liquid fuel thruster. Using small liquid fuel thruster, conduct a Hohmann Transfer by burning prograde at the periapsis until apoapsis is at ~2,863,333 m, then cut thrusters and wait until rocket hits apoapsis. At apoapsis, burn prograde until periapsis is at ~2,863,333 m. Use liquid fuel & manually controlled RCS thrusters (detach liquid fuel once out) to fine tune orbit. Solar panels and antenna set to extend with light key.
  15. Pre-Flight Briefing #2: Team Name: Preston Rockets Available Funds: $25,008 Vehicle Name: Crash Mk. 2 Parts and Costs: Mk. 1 Command Pod ($600) Mk. 16 Parachute ($422) Heat Shield (1.25m) ($300) TR-18A Stack Decoupler ($400) x 2 = $800 RT-10 "Hammer" Solid Fuel Booster ($400) x2 -50% = $400 Delta Deluxe Winglet ($600) x 3 = $1800 Mk12-R Radial-Mount Drogue Chute ($150) x 3 = $450 Total: $4772 Design Goals: Designed to have an equivalent ascent, but a smoother and safer reentry. Using more parachutes and altering flight plan. Launch Goal: To have successful launch and landing after reaching 50km. Pilot Plan: Upward ascent to 50 m/s and begin tilting to 70 degrees, First decouple at 15km, Second decouple at 40km, Launched parachutes just over 400 m/s Screenshots: Post Flight Briefing #2 Preston Rockets Launch Time: 10:59 Team: Nate-Pilot Nisa Nathan Justin Play by Play: Launched first stage and began tilt to 70 degrees @ 15km First decouple when furl ran out Second decouple at 35km Max Height at 126km Began descent Deployed parachutes at about 400m/s Time of Flight: 29 minutes Summary: Our rocket was able to reach our goal of 50km, and landed safely. we reached a max height at 126km, and deployed parachutes at a speed of 400m/s, which allowed us to land safely. for our next flight, we would like to build a new rocket in order to enter orbit. Awards collected: award for reaching 10km, award for reaching 10 km manned, and award for reaching 50km manned Screenshots:
  16. How about the plan for exiting orbit and returning? Might be important... at least to the Kerbal!
  17. Kerbal Flight #3 Pre-Flight Breifing Team Name: Jamison Industries LLP Available Funds: $92,376 Vehicle Name: Dodo III Vehicle Parts List and Cost: MK1 Command Pod $600 MK16 Parachute $422 Heat Shield (1.25m) $300 TR-18A Stack Decoupler x2 $800 FL-T400 Fuel Tank $500 LV-909 Terrier Liquid Fuel Engine $390 FL-T800 Fuel Tank $800 LV-T30 Liquid Fuel Engine $1100 Total Cost: $4,912 Design Goals: We used multiple stages to make the most efficient rocket possible to achieve stable orbit. Launch Goal: We are hoping to demonstrate our ability to launch a manned rocket into orbit and safely return it. Pilot Plan: Ignite engines at max thrust Tilt 10 degress Keep speed constant at 300 m/s until 10 km in altitude Cut engine at 70 km and cost to apoapsis At 30 seconds before apoapsis, reignite engine and climb into orbit. Flip rocket "backwards" to direction of orbit Burn engine to slow velocity and direct path of orbit into earth. Enter atmosphere leading with capsule heat shield. Deploy parachute when capsule speed is under 200 m/s Illustrations:
  18. Kerbal Space Program Pre-Flight Briefing #1: For our first launch we plan on just getting into the air very high, and if we can safely get into orbit we will achieve milestones, and get safely back to Earth. We will be using a simple rocket with boosters and fuel tanks to minimize cost, but maximize our success. Materials: Command Pod Mk 1: ($600) Parachute Mk16: ($422) 18A Stack Decoupler X2: ($800) Fuel Tank FL-T400 x3: ($1500) Swivel Liquid Fuel Engine x2: ($2400) Radiator Panels x2: ($300) Radial Decoupler TT-38K x4: ($2400) RT-10 Solid Fuel Booster x4: ($1600) Aerodynamic Nose Cone x4: ($960) Total Cost: ($10,982)
  19. $90K awarded!
  20. Launch Time: 13 minutes Team Members Present: Rhys Daunton, Alaina Paradiso Play-by-Play: Launch started at 1:13 pm, rapidly rising at ~900 m/s. Detached solid fuel boosters once ran out of fuel and began tilting the rocket to prepare for orbit. Continues rising at about 1 km/s now, and continues towards apoapsis. Slowing down rocket with retrograde firing as it approaches apoapsis. Once at peak, we begin to increase velocity again so that the rockets path grows around the planet. Accelerating towards 2 km/s and orbit begins to form. Once orbit has formed, we begin the process to descent back to Kerbin. We detach all parts of the rocket from our Kerbal’s pod and wait to deploy the parachute. Photographs: Time-of-Flight: 16 minutes Summary: We reached our goals of reaching orbit and manned orbit. Safety-wise, our rocket exploded and everything turned out well, however we should look into what exploded to ensure it doesn’t occur again. Opportunities / Learnings: We found we were more successful this time at creating a cheaper rocket and one that did more (orbit). We also found that more parachutes were better than one, and that we should perform more tests than less to ensure safety. Strategies / Project Timeline: We liked the strategy of taking things a bit slower and trying to achieve less milestones in one launch because it keeps things safer and more stable. It also allows for a focus to be created. Milestone Awards Presented: Stable Orbit - $40,000 Manned Stable Orbit - $50,000 Available Funds: $62,678.50
  21. Team Name: Plarkton Industries Available Funds: $74,658 Vehicle Name: Jupiter Mia II Vehicle Parts List and Cost: - Mk16 Parachute $422 - Mk12-R Radial Mount Drogue Chute (2) $150 each - OX-STAT Photovoltaic Panels (2) $75 each - Z-100 Rechargeable Battery Pack (2) $80 each - Heat Shield (1.25m) $300 - TR-18A Stack Decoupler (2) $400 - FL-R25 RCS Fuel Tank $600 (half-price) $300 - FL-T200 Fuel Tank $275 (half-price) $137.50 - LV-909 “Terrier” Liquid Fuel Engine $390 - FL-T800 Fuel Tank $800 (half-price) $400 - FL-T400 Fuel Tank $500 (half-price) $250 - LV-T45 “Swivel” Liquid Fuel Engine $1200 - Mk1 Command Pod $600 - BACC “Thumper” Solid Fuel Booster (3) $850 each - AV-T1 Winglet (3) $500 each - Aerodynamic Nose Cone (3) $240 each - TT-38K Radial Decoupler (3) $600 each Total Cost: $11,979.50 Remaining Funds: $62678.50 Design Goals: We are trying to get this rocket to orbit Kerbin. We want a safe rocket to also ensure landing back onto Kerbin. Launch Goal: We are hoping to launch a manned rocket all the way into orbit. We would be expecting to achieve stable orbit - $40,000, and stable manned orbit - $50,000 Pilot Plan: Initially, we will be trying to gain altitude and velocity, and will eventually turn east. We hope to gain a parabolic arch path. At the top of the arch, we will accelerate to the horizon and this should put us into orbit.
  22. Kerbal Flight #2 Jamison Industries LLP Team Name: Jamison Industries LLP Available Funds: $64,198 Vehicle Name: Dodo II Vehicle Parts List and Cost: MK1 Command Pod - $ 600 TR- 18A Stack Decoupler - $400 RT- 10 "Hammer" Solid Fuel Booster - $400 MK16 Parachute - $422 Total Cost: $1822 Design Goals: We made a cheap rocket to reach 50km of manned flight. We used a very simple design that will end with the cockpit and parachute splashing down as the only remaining body of the rocket. Launch Goal: We are hoping to maintain stable flight and a safe ride for our crew and to achieve manned flight at over 50 km. Pilot Plan: Eject engine from fuselage when it is out of fuel, and pilot the craft back down to earth after 50km has been reached. Illustrations: Kerbal Flight #2 Post Flight Report Launch Time: 10:55 Team Members Present: Jake and AJ (Good luck on your surgery Sky) Play-by-Play: Lift off Straight path with speeds over 900m/s Booster ran out of fuel, detatched from pod. Pod traveled up to a max height of approx. 67,000 m After reaching max altitude, the pod started descending with parachute pointing down. In order to deploy parachute, the pod was turned 180 degrees, so the parachute was at the top of the vessel and able to deploy. Parachute was deployed Successful and safe touchdown on land Photographs: See attatched Time-of-Flight: 7 mins 20 sec Summary: Although the rocket was very simple, we met many public and personal milestones during this mission. Along with the 50 km milestone, this was the first successful mission in which we used a decoupler to detach the spent rocket to allow for a more efficient flight and safer landing. Also, this flight was a lot smoother control- wise, as there was a little tumbling on the way back down but it was at a slow rate and for a very short period of time. Other than that, it was a very smooth flight and all goals were met/ exceeded. Opportunities / Learnings: We gained a lot of confidence at the controls of the craft and built up some more basic skills with staging design and the use of larger rockets. Strategies / Project Timeline: For the next milestone, we will need more research as we have yet to reach orbit in a previous mission. we need to find what kind of power we need to get up there and also the resources required to get us out of orbit. Also, we could branch our strategy away from manned missions and work to place a satellite in orbit while we are still working on the "getting out" part of orbit. Milestone Awards Presented: Manned Launch to 50 km - $30,000 Available Funds: $64,198 - $1,822 + $30,00 (prize $ from previous mission) = $92,376
  23. Team Name: Preston Rockets Available Funds: 30,000 Vehicle Name: RickRock Mk. 1 Parts and Costs: S1 SRB-KD25K "Kickback" Solid Fuel Booster (2700) -50% = $1350 Mk. 1 Command Pod ($600) Mk. 16 Parachute ($422) Heat Shield (1.25m) ($300) TR-18A Stack Decoupler ($400) AD-R8 Winglet (640) x3 = $1920 Total: $4,992 Design Goals: Vehicle is designed to reach 50km manned and land safely. Launch Goal: Successful liftoff and ascent from the ground. Safe return to surface after reaching 50km. Pilot Plan: Reach 50m at 90 degree angle, then tilt to 75 degrees, decouple thruster when out of fuel, ready parachute. Illustrations: Post Flight Briefing Preston Rockets Launch Time: 10:56 Team: Sean - Pilot Nisa - Reporter Nathan Justin Play by play: Launched rocket straight up tilted to a 70 degree angle at 100 meters continued ascending until 50km, when we detached thrusters reached a max height of 120000km began descent, overheated, and parachute burned up and crashed Screenshots: Time of Flight: 23 Minutes Summary: In our first launch we hoped to reach our first goal, a height of 50km, and were successful in this part of our plan. We reached a maximum height of 120,000km but upon reentry burned out our parachute and were unable to land safely, killing a Kerbal. In our next launch we will alter our flight path by easing into a smaller angle at a slower rate. additionally we will remodel our rocket to have more stability. Opportunities/Learnings: Angles matter significantly, need thrusters to counteract acceleration back into atmosphere Strategies/ Project Timeline: Financial Loss, a learning experience, will put more effort and research into next launch Milestone Awards Presented: None Obituary: A Reminiscent Haiku Upon re-entry, Valentina Kerman died. Parachute perished.
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  25. You may add $30K in awards to your fund totals.
  26. Good pre-flight briefing, but I would recommend thinking through HOW to achieve a stable orbit, how to exit and re-enter, etc.
  27. Launch Time: 10:50 Team Members Present: Skylor, Jake, AJ Play-by-Play: Rocket lifted off from pad Left straight vertical path earlier than expected and started to level off at a low altitude Utilized manual controls to correct curved flight and cause rocket to become unstable Fuel ran out Rocket entered tumbling upward flight, peaked and started back down to earth Hard splash down, but all crew members were unharmed Photographs: See attatched photographs Time-of-Flight: 7 min 46 sec Summary: Our main goal was to achieve manned flight at an altitude above 10 km. Although it was not pretty, we got there and got our Kerbal home safe. Our flight path was not ideal and a big safety concern moving forward will be the stability of our craft and the experience needed by our team members to correctly respond to similar situations. Opportunities / Learnings: Stability is key, and manual controls are not reliable. You need to know what the rocket is going to do before it launches and how you should react to every possible situation. Strategies / Project Timeline: We definitely need to redesign our rocket to achieve the next milestone. In the near future, we will be conducting many test missions to try out new designs and staging in order to find a sound rocket that can take us to the next milestone. Milestone Awards Presented: Launch to 10 km - $10,000 Manned Launch to 10 km - $ 20,000 Available Funds: $70,000 - $5,802 = $64,198 availible
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