Video: HEAT1X-Tycho Brahe Rocket Flight From the Pilot's Point of View

First flight of the HEAT1X-Tycho Brahe ended with a splashdown of the Tycho spaceship after 86 seconds, 8 kilometers downrange from launch site. The video depicts the pilot (dummy) POV throughout the flight. The parachutes did not deploy fully, so the impact was rough enough to dislodge the observation cupola upon splashdown. The spacecraft was otherwise mostly intact with only minor deformation and water damage. 59.97 as 25fps ~40% slowmotion version for 50Hz/PAL TV.

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