Flight Log Data: Estes Industries Alpha (#1225)
Featured RocketThis Estes Alpha rocket has had many flights in Germany and France before I started to document flight logs.

The maiden flight most likely took place in 1981.
# Date of Launch Launch Location Payload Description Recovery System 1st Stage 2nd Stage 3rd Stage Lift-off Weight [g] Weather Conditions Temperature [C] Altimeter Type Altitude [meters] Remarks
1 1981-00-00 Schwabach, Germany 12" Parachute
2 2009-09-09 Schwabach, Germany 12" Parachute Estes A8-5 Calm 25 "How High SP" Error Altimeter power loss at apogee due to high ejection forces.
3 2009-09-09 Schwabach, Germany 12" Parachute Estes B6-4 Calm 25 "How High SP" 178 No padding, however I got lucky on this flight.
4 2009-09-27 Schwabach, Germany 12" Parachute MOOG-NICO A8-3 Calm 23 "How High SP" 75 Altimeter now sufficiently padded in payload bay tube.
5 2009-09-27 Schwabach, Germany 12" Parachute MOOG*NICO A8-3 Calm 23 "How High SP" 73
6 2009-09-27 Schwabach, Germany 12" Parachute Estes A8-3 Calm 23 "How High SP" 65
7 2009-09-27 Schwabach, Germany 12" Parachute Estes B6-4 Calm 23 "How High SP" 161
8 2009-09-27 Schwabach, Germany 12" Parachute Estes B6-4 Calm 23 "How High SP" 153
9 2010-08-01 Solaris Flugtag - Manching, Germany 12" Parachute Estes C6-7 Windy "How High SP" 394
10 2010-09-26 Berg bei Neumarkt, Germany 12" Parachute Estes B6-4 Slight breeze "How High SP" / Adrel 160 / 166 Parachute opened to early.
11 2010-09-26 Berg bei Neumarkt, Germany 12" Parachute Estes C6-7 Slight breeze "How High SP" / Adrel 407 / 414 Perfect flight.

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