|Launch:||NLD8, ASK 't Harde, 25 April 1997|
The N18 (1997) was the refurbished N16. Again we were victim of Murphy's Laws as we had another parachute failure. This time the drogue chute didn't pull out the main parachute. Later the N18 (1997) was dug out and nothing more than small fragments of plastic and metal were found. All the electronics boards were wiped clean. This rocket is called N18 (1997) on the website, to distinguish it from the more successful similar named N18 of 1999.