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Frankenstager Found

The weekend after the launch I was able to head back and search for both the booster and sustainer. Prior to searching I spent quite a bit of time running simulations and scouring google earth to figure out where the best search areas would be. For both sections I had best guess locations based on heading, expected altitude and wind speed. I left LA real early and made it to the FAR property by 8am, and by 9:30am I had found the sustainer over 5 miles from the launch pad. Then 40 minutes later after approaching my first best guess location for the booster I found it in good condition minus a broken tube coupler. I hope to have a video soon.

 

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