REXUS 7/8 balance tests

When we went to make the vibration tests for MEFISTO, we found a nice surprise. In the same facilities they where making the balance tests for REXUS 7 and 8, so we had the chance to see how they work.

Before launching the rockets it is very important to know where the centre of mass is located, in order to place dummy masses if necessary to ensure that the centre of mass is located on the longitudinal axis of the rocket. Here are some photos of the test:

REXUS 8 without the nosecone. On the top one can see the LAPLander experiment (brown)

Placing REXUS 7 on the test table

REXUS8

REXUS 8 on the test table.

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