Rocketry Videos

By mojaverockets

12 inch diameter KNSB propellant sugar rocket at FAR for Sugar Shot to Space (2019-09-30)
Our largest (in volume and weight 149 pounds) rocket flown powered by 'sugar'. Launch and recovery was perfect, the flight was to test the airframe, avionics, and recovery systems. Recovery was with ... [View]

150 mm (6") sugar rocket CATO (2018-04-24)
150 mm KNSU sucrose rocket motor launch. Motor failed at the bulkhead resulting in a CATO. Friends of Amateur Rocketry test facility, Mojave Desert. [View]

2011 BALLS XX Jeff Jakob R-10,000 hybrid and Don Burmingham 75mm rockets (2011-10-05)
Three days of preparation (with three days of afternoon wind and dust) on the Black Rock Desert playa at BALLS XX. [View]

2012 3-3 FAR Activities: Sugar motors, Recovery ejection test and a CATO (2012-03-05)
Paul Avery static tested three 38mm single use sugar motors, all successful. Hal Duffy did the first test of the drogue chute piston ejection as part of the recovery system being designed for the ... [View]

4-25-2010 MiniSShot Flight videocam #2 (2010-04-27)
First Flight of the MiniSShot rocket, part of the Sugar Shot to Space project at 10:00 am on April 25, 2010 at the FAR site in the California Mojave Desert. First motor ignition at 2:21 in the video ... [View]

8-18-2012 Citrus College Rocket Owls first flight at FAR (2012-08-21)
First flight of the scratch built rocket by the Citrus College Rocket Owl team at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry ( FAR ) launch site in the mojave Desert. Airframe was made from mailing tubes, fins ... [View]

CATO of 'K' impulse rocket motor during liftoff (2018-03-20) (NEW)
CATO at launch liftoff of a 'K' impulse pvc sugar rocket motor in a 10' (3m) tall 4" (100mm) diameter carbon fiber rocket, one of four pvc sugar motors...two of the other motors also CATOed Mojave ... [View]

DoubleSShot BPS rocket motor test (2012-05-08)
Static test of the Aft section of the DoubleSShot BPS rocket motor on May 5th, 2012 at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry site in the Mojave Desert of California. Approximately 85 pounds (38 kg) of ... [View]

Experimental Rocket Guidance, Paul Breed (2013-02-05)
Paul Breed's experimental guidance project. Three Cesaroni K-motors were set in gimbals for vertical stabilization guidance control. Control ended when motor burn out complete. Test conducted at the ... [View]

FAR rocket testing hybrid and sugar motors (2010-12-05)
Hybrid and sugar rocket motors tested at the FAR facilities, Mojave Desert, California, 12-04-2010 [View]

Friends of Amateur Rocketry Feb 6, 2016 launches and static tests (2016-02-18)
Several rocket launches and static motor tests at the FAR site on Saturday, February 6, 2016. [View]

Friends of Amateur Rocketry May 19, 2012 (2012-05-21)
Activities at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry site on Saturday, May 19, 2012. N2O nitrous oxide hybrid flight by CAL-POLY San Luis Obispo, a drogue deployment charge test by Hal Duffy for the ... [View]

Friends of Amateur Rocketry May 7, 2016 rocket launches and tests (2016-05-09)
These are most of the flights and static tests conducted at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (aka the FAR site) on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in the Mojave Desert. Includes both static tests and rocket ... [View]

Friends of Amateur Rocketry rocket motor and flights tests for 5-4-2013 (2013-05-06)
This is a record of the activities at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry test site in the Mojave Desert on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Includes the launch of a high power sugar fueled rocket and the first ... [View]

GLXP Team Selene Spin Stabilization Competition winning flight (2010-11-19)
After several attempts in the past two weeks I was finally able to launch a finless rocket clearly over 500 meters using launch and recovery GPS coordinates (740 meters). The rocket was powered by ... [View]

Hybrid rocket motor 4-4-09 Rick Maschek & Jeff Jakob (2009-04-06)
Two hybrid motor tests, the first one using a "secret formula" fuel grain made by Jeff and a graphite/phenolic nozzle and the second test using the prototype motor we built in February and first ... [View]

Jeff Jakob 4" hybrid rocket motor test 12-04-2010 (2010-12-10)
Video of 4" hybrid rocket motor test at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) site in the Mojave Desert of California. Rocket used HTPB for fuel and nitrous oxide for the oxidizer. [View]

Kosdon Ex Rocket Launch 04-17-2010 (2010-04-18) (NEW)
April EX Event by Frank Kosdon. Just a few of the many rockets launched. [View]

Launch of Phoenix 3 Sugar Rocket at FAR (2016-11-11) (NEW)
A 4" (100mm) 'K' impulse 2-grain sugar motor, cost of propellant was $4. The airframe was made from salvaged and scrounged materials from other rockets. The propellant was KNSB with a 1" (25mm) core. ... [View]

LDRS 29 'Odd Rocket' (2010-06-18)
This was my entry in the LDRS 29 "Odd Rocket" competition including slow motion. The 'rocket' was found along the road on my way home from the previous month's rocket launch. [View]

LDRS 29 NIKE SMOKE Flights: Sugar vs Aerotech (2010-06-18)
Two flights at the 2010 LDRS-29 event. The first one was a sugar powered K-motor (estimated cost $8) and the second an Aerotech K-540 AP/Composite motor ($110). The three grain one inch core 75mm ... [View]

LDRS 29 Second Squat Drag Race..."Unofficial Video" (2010-06-20)
Only about half of the Squats ignited the first time. This video is dedicated to those that tried again. [View]


Mad Cow Super dx3 launch at FAR (2017-11-03)
Frank Pitoniak successful launch and recovery of a 4" Mad Cow Super dx3 rocket on a Cesaroni 38mm motor at the FAR facility October 7, 2017. [View]

Masten Space Systems Lunar Lander Challenge Xombie 3-20-2010 (2010-03-26)
Flight of Masten Space Systems' "Xombie" Lunar Lander Challenge Project flight on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) test site in the Mojave Desert, California. [View]

MiniSShot Flight 4-25-2010 (2010-04-26)
First flight of the MiniSShot rocket in the Sugar Shot to Space project. Sound of motor CATO or break up at 1:03. [View]

MiniSShot flight videos in Sugar Shot to Space project April 2010 (2010-06-02)
Three videos of the April 25 2010 MiniSShot flight in the Sugar Shot to Space program. First burn was successful but the aft motor casing split during the firing of the forward motor. [View]

NAR Level-II Cert Flight ROC Lucerne Valley 2012-08-11 (2012-08-12)
One of the students I am mentoring at Citrus College, Andrew Ferguson, Level-II NAR certification flight at Lucerne Valley during Rocketry Organization of California's monthly event. Our thanks to ... [View]

Predator Rocket LAST FLIGHT (2009-11-16)
The last flight of Brent Dougherty's Predator. The center motor failed to ignite causing the rocket to break apart on the desert floor. The video clip shows some rockets of Brent and of others that ... [View]

RaD multicolor rocket propellant static test (2013-07-08) (NEW)
First test of the 'RaD' multicolor APCP solid propellant Bates grains. This version produces Red-to-White-to-Blue colors by using three different propellant formuli. The motor was a 2-grain 75mm case ... [View]

ROC Lucerne May 2016 (2016-05-15)
a few of the many rockets launched at the May 2016 Rocketry Organization of California monthly event (second Saturday of each month) at Lucerne Valley Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert [View]


Rocket Launch MDARS 12-26-09 (2009-12-27)
This was a monthly launch event of the Mojave Desert Advanced Rocket Society (MDARS) organization...a great bunch of people. I attended to do a recovery test for the upcoming MiniSShot flight in ... [View]

Rocket motor testing, flights, and construction work 4-2-2011 (2011-04-05)
This is a video of some of the new concrete pads poured, static motor and flight tests conducted at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry site in the Mojave Desert of California on April 2, 2011. ... [View]

RocStock XXX (2009-11-16)
Many of the rockets launched during the semi-annual RocStock event. These were a few from Saturday's launching, November 14. Thanks go to the Rocketry Organization of California that makes events ... [View]

Separation of solid rocket boosters using exploding bolts on HPR (2010-12-12)
Demonstration of using 'explosive bolts' for the separation of solid rocket boosters (SRB) by Richard Dierking on high power rockets at the December 2010 monthly meeting of the Rocketry Organization ... [View]

Sugar Shot to Space DoubleSShot BP static test video cam #5 (2011-09-14)
This was the first test of the DoubleSShot motor in the Sugar Shot to Space project. The motor contained 160+ pounds of sugar/KNO3 rocket propellant with over 2,000 pounds of thrust, making it the ... [View]

Sugar Shot to Space second 2-segment star unigrain propellant test (2010-10-16)
This is the second test of the 3" diameter seven point Star 2-segment unigrain. This was tested in Randy Dorman's short motor casing with his nozzle throat sized for a four grain Bates configuration ... [View]

Tower Launch Pad Test for MiniSShot (2010-01-18)
This was a test for the Sugar Shot to Space project of the tower rocket launcher at the Freinds of Amateur Rocketry's test site for our upcoming MiniSShot flight test. The tower performed beautifly [View]

Tripoli LDRS 29 odd rocket competition "My Spare Rocket" (2010-11-24)
I built this rocket for the Discovery Odd Rocket competition. It started with a much larger motor but I was trying to go to 100' to win the contest and went with a "H" motor that proved too small. ... [View]

Worlds Largest Sugar Rocket Motor propellant grain and 3rd flight of the phoenix rocket (2016-12-05) (NEW)
Casting the second 12" x 20" (300 x 500 mm) sugar propellant grain at the FAR site. Each grain will have a 3" core made using a 75 mm motor case as the mandrel and approximately 130 pounds (55 kg) of ... [View]

Zinc Sulfur Rocket ZnS at FAR site by Hal Duffy September 24, 2011 (2011-09-25)
Two inch diameter Zinc Surfur rocket by Hal Duffy. Launched at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry ( FAR ) site on September 24, 2011. The propellant was melt cast and not micro-grain powder m ... [View]

ZnS Sugar Propellant rocket motor test 3-3-2012 (2012-03-05) (DELETED)
Our first 'proof of concept' static motor test of the dual phase zinc sulfur / sugar propellant. A one pound hollow hexagonal core of hot cast zinc sulfur was then used as the core for three pounds ... [View]

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