We Finally Met the Launch Pad

I spent the day out at our launch site for the Vulcan, FAR (Friends of Amateur Rocketry) in Mojave. I was able to get some important measurements needed for our initial guidance as well as see some other university projects.  

 The tip of the rail. The launch lug fits around it to guide the Vulcan in the first few seconds of flight.  

The tip of the rail. The launch lug fits around it to guide the Vulcan in the first few seconds of flight.  

 The entire launch pad lifts pneumaticly, and assembles to 60' in 3 segments.  

The entire launch pad lifts pneumaticly, and assembles to 60' in 3 segments.