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Minnesota Tripoli Launch Photos
North Branch, Minnesota
June 8, 2002
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Blue-bordered images are thumbnails.  Click on them to view the full-sized photo.

All photos Copyright 2002 by their respective photographers (Alan S. Estenson and Robin Bjorklund).  Commercial reproduction prohibited without permission.

t02-001.jpg (28965 bytes)

#02-001

  • Tom Tweit preps his ASP Tall Boy.

 

t02-002.jpg (44072 bytes)

#02-002

  • Owner:  unknown
  • Rocket:  BSD Diablo
  • Motor(s):  unknown
  • Notes:  right at motor ignition

 

t02-003.jpg (6412 bytes)

#02-003

  • Someone's Initiator got "bendy"

 

t02-004.jpg (44294 bytes)

#02-004

  • Owner:  Tom Tweit
  • Rocket:  PML Bullpuppy 2.1
  • Motor(s):  unknown
  • Notes:  

 

t02-005.jpg (18830 bytes)

#02-005

  • Leland Cheng makes ready his PML Endeavour.

 

t02-006.jpg (36125 bytes)

#02-006

  • Owner:  Leland Cheng
  • Rocket:  PML Endeavour
  • Motor(s):  I161 (?)
  • Notes:  

 

t02-018.jpg (22044 bytes)

#02-018

  • Owner:  Leland Cheng
  • Rocket:  PML Endeavour
  • Motor(s):  I161 (?)
  • Notes:  

 

t02-020.jpg (18307 bytes)

#02-020

  • Owner:  Leland Cheng
  • Rocket:  PML Endeavour
  • Motor(s):  ?
  • Notes:  

 

t02-007.jpg (47923 bytes)

#02-007

  • Owner:  Mark Thell
  • Rocket:  LOC EZI-65
  • Motor(s):  H97
  • Notes:  ballistic recovery

 

t02-017.jpg (22244 bytes)

#02-017

  • Owner:  Mark Thell
  • Rocket:  LOC EZI-65
  • Motor(s):  H97
  • Notes:  ballistic recovery

 

t02-008.jpg (39536 bytes)

#02-008

  • Shorter now.  #sigh#

 

t02-009.jpg (41614 bytes)

#02-009

  • Owner:  unknown
  • Rocket:  Rocketman Wa-Hoo
  • Motor(s):  unknown
  • Notes:  

 

t02-010.jpg (41458 bytes)

#02-010

  • Owner:  Brian Elfert
  • Rocket:  "Big Yellow"
  • Motor(s):  L850
  • Notes:  emerging from liftoff plume

 

t02-019.jpg (22981 bytes)

#02-019

  • Owner:  Brian Elfert
  • Rocket:  "Big Yellow"
  • Motor(s):  L850
  • Notes:  emerging from liftoff plume

 

t02-011.jpg (19347 bytes)

#02-011

  • Owner:  unknown
  • Rocket:  PML Small Endeavour
  • Motor(s):  G75 (?)
  • Notes:  

 

t02-012.jpg (37084 bytes)

#02-012

  • Owner:  Andy Limper
  • Rocket:  PML Bullpuppy
  • Motor(s):  H123-M
  • Notes:  

 

t02-013.jpg (28858 bytes)

#02-013

  • Owner:  unknown
  • Rocket:  Patriot
  • Motor(s):  unknown
  • Notes:  

 

t02-014.jpg (16462 bytes)

#02-014

  • Alan Estenson's "Starstruck VI" before its first flight.

 

t02-015.jpg (33332 bytes)

#02-015

  • Owner:  Alan Estenson
  • Rocket:  Starstruck VI
  • Motor(s):  G35-7
  • Notes:  Yes, it has tubular fins.  First flight.

 

t02-016.jpg (19430 bytes)

#02-016

  • Owner:  Ed Ryan & Dan Nelson
  • Rocket:  Gemini Titan
  • Motor(s):  Two G35's
  • Notes:  

 

t02-021.jpg (15574 bytes)

#02-021

  • Owner:  Walter Kjellander
  • Rocket:  Hornet
  • Motor(s):  I211
  • Notes:  The rocket formerly known as "Britney Spears"

 

t02-022.jpg (17458 bytes)

#02-022

  • Owner:  Andy Limper
  • Rocket:  "Got Thrust?"
  • Motor(s):  H128
  • Notes:  

 

t02-023.jpg (21409 bytes)

#02-023

  • Owner:  ?
  • Rocket:  ?
  • Motor(s):  ?
  • Notes:  

 

t02-024.jpg (29969 bytes)

#02-024

  • Owner:  Robin Bjorklund
  • Rocket:  RDS Thunderbolt "Bumble Bee"
  • Motor(s):  I357
  • Notes:  "Mostly" successful launch - after three attempts with poor igniters/pool continuity. The chute unfurled partially, so the landing was a little hard, but everything returned safely and successfully.