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Boomcam stills as the CHAV plummets toward destiny

The main payload camera - a GoPro HERO2 mounted on a boom - performed to similar spectacular effect for most of the flight, as these stills show:

An image from the GoPro before the launch

The view from the GoPro just after launch

A view from the main payload GoPro

A view from the main payload GoPro

A view from the main payload GoPro

A view from the main payload GoPro

A view from the main payload GoPro

We say most of the flight, because it too got the living daylights knocked out of it on the landing. Luckily, it was mounted in a styrofoam box, which absorbed most of the impact:

The damage to the styrofoam box containing the GoPro

The hard landing meant we lost the footage just before impact - probably because of an interruption of the buffering to SD card process - but here's the last frame:

The final frame from the GoPro

As for the cause of all this drama, the balloon was certainly to blame, having split prematurely instead of shredding at its burst point:

The burst balloon after recovery

Well, there's no point in moaning about it now, and as readers will have realised we now have to knuckle down to a second igniter test flight test. That'll be tomorrow, and we'll give you the details later today so you can follow the action live. ®

Bootnote

We've got plenty more Picam stills, and we'll bring these to you as soon as we get a minute. Similarly, we'll put together a video from the GoPro footage.


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