Artorius Castus

Artorius One Lost on Test Launch

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on December 28, 2007

Gusting winds swept away Artorius One after its successful second stage separation.

“We had a perfect, uninterrupted launch sequence, ignition was nominal as were the separation and chute deployment,” said *****, an Artorius Aerospace engineer. “But we didnt count on wind gusts at altitude to be that high.”

The separation was viewed visually as was chute deployment. Thats when a wind gust at about 400 ft took the parachuting re-entry vehicle far to the northwest of the Artorius Space Flight Center near [REDACTED]. At this time its wherabouts are unknown.

Equally disturbing is the missing nosecone. It contains the data recorder that recorded the flight profile.

“There is critical data in the Nosecone, which fell in an opposite direction of the parachute, to the southwest,” said *****, another Artorius Aerospace engineer. When questioned whether either the nosecone or the rocket booster had a GPS tracking system installed, he replied tersely, “Overbudget.”

Artorius Aerospace engineers prepare for launch

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Artorius Aerospace reveals existence of Artorius Two

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Missing Nosecone

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Blast Damage from Artorius One

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At this time Artorius Aerospace has no plans to announce Artorius Two’s launch. “In fact, we probably wont announce it until after the completion of the test,” said *****, the Artorius engineer in charge of the telemetry package. “We should have waited for better conditions to launch number one, so we be checking out -two very closely before we launch.

Stayed tuned to Artorius, for news of the missing rocket and nosecone..

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  1. Patrick Truax said, on December 28, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Anyone who locates the missing rocket or nosecone can notify us here.

  2. Elizabeth said, on December 28, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    Backblast area all clear!!!

  3. Patrick Truax said, on December 28, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    He have no clue where this thing landed..

  4. Anonymous said, on December 31, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    The contract helo unit will launch ASAP and use SAR grid patterns in an attempt to locate the cone.


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