N12 Name: N12
Type: Hercules A
Motor: K2000
Launch: NLD5, ASK 't Harde, 11 August 1995

The N12 was the prototype of the Hercules rocket. Apart from being prototype, the N12 was supposed to fly with two camera's, one facing down and one facing up. The images were transmitted live to our command centre and recorded. The camera's could not transmit simultaneously, so a switch ensured the most interesting moments were transmitted. However the electronic switch did not work, so the N12 flew using only its downward looking camera. The electronics were similar to the electronics of the N8. Parachuting wasn't perfect again, because the N12 landed on its drogue chute due to a miscalculation. Fortunately all internal parts, like camera's and electronics were intact.



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