To take observational photographs of the volcanic ash clouds over the UK
|Launch Date||15 May 2010 12:32:55|
|Landing Date||15 May 2010 14:23:49|
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Video of burst from ground (burst 31 km)
This launch reminds one again of the importance of pre-launch testing. On Friday evening I had abandoned the launch due to lack of certainty of getting any pictures of ash and I thought I would concentrate on getting the Icarus III payload complete ready for launch. However there was a bulletin on the BBC news that talked about seeing layers of volcanic ash in the atmosphere. On Saturday morning at 7am I took the decision to launch. A quick phone call to the support team (Mum and Partner) got a positive response and the launch was on.
Lessons learnt and improvement in the future
Get a launch check list together and use it.
Debug the temperature reading problem