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Watch A Rocket's-Eye View Of Being Launched Into Space

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockJul 30 2015, 17:13 UTC
1401 Watch A Rocket's-Eye View Of Being Launched Into Space
MAPHEUS-5 rocket launch. Jauenik8Furtner/YouTube.

The MAPHEUS-5 rocket is the fifth rocket launch for German space research institute Materialphysikalische Experimente unter Shwerelosigkeit (Material Physics under Microgravity Conditions).

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Launched on June 30 from the Esrange Space Center, this rocket is the first sounding rocket of Mapheus’ second project to determine optimum launch conditions for “17" science payloads with a two-stage S31/S30 motor.” 

Weighing 2,663.2 kilograms (5,871.4 pounds), the rocket reaches a height of about 260 kilometers (161.6 miles), achieving 6 minutes in microgravity, before hurtling back down toward Earth.

Check out the impressive launch video from the rocket’s perspective below.

 

 


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