NSL-15 was launched on August 24, 2013. Our launch site was the historic Rocky Mount Mills site in downtown Rocky Mount. Due to the long projected western reach of this flight, we chose to launch Downeast in hopes of keeping the payload in easily recoverable terrain. The purpose of the flight was to go for max altitude. We made it to 107,799ft. Half way into the flight, the ascent rate almost doubled and we gathered some wonderful 'gravity wave' data. The flight ended short and we landed south of Wilson in farm country. Nice day to drive through the countryside and the Mills made a cool launch site.
Launch at Rocky Mount Mills. The story goes that the rocks in the river here are the actual Rocky Mounts.