- Mar 21, 2011
- Reaction score
I know you file a MESS report when you have a CATO. What about when you have a motor that had no ejection charge? I launched a rocket last weekend on an E-12. Everything was great on the way up. I saw the tracking smoke, then nothing. I heard a "thump" from about 20 feet away. I went over, and found the nose of the payload section stuck in the dirt with the "booster" next to it, connected by the elastic. No parachute. When I pulled the motor, it looks like the clay cap burned through, but there was no ejection charge.