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PHOTO 21 -- Flight C-9, Aug. 1973
PHOTO 21An "earlier generation" launch. This photo was taken by a camera located a short distance from the launch pad, which was set up to be tripped when the rocket rose a metre above the pad.
Powered by a B-II motor, which was the precursor to the B-200 motor, this motor typically boosted a 4 lb (1.8 kg) rocket to around 1200 feet.
The parachute recovery system used for this flight utilized a small pilot chute to pull out the main 3 foot (0.9 metre) parachute. This method was used until a more powerful parachute ejection system was developed, which made a pilot chute unnecessary.

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