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HSA-III ready for launch

posted Aug 25, 2010, 6:27 AM by Ryan Butcher   [ updated Aug 25, 2010, 1:20 PM ]
8/15/2010:  We decided to hang Oryan-II up as a trophy and retire it after the first successful launch.  It's 100% intact but we think it serves us better hanging in the garage and as a backup capsule.  We took our lessons learned and finished building HSA-III, which has a number of design changes.  First of all is re-usability.  We wanted to create a capsule that if recovered could be re-used.  HSA-III has also been designed with predetermined weak points in case of impact and also a secondary chute system for the payload electronics in the event it breaks apart while aloft.  Upgraded radar reflection, strobe indicators and more have been added also.  Along with everything else HSA-III will carry both still and video equipment while keeping the overall weight roughly what it was on previous capsules.  

Follow the progress of HSA-III on it's page located here