A collection of images from the construction of the Ursa 2.1 research vehicle. January 2014-September 2016.
A collection of images from the launch of the Ursa 2.1 research vehicle at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. June 2016.
Slow motion video of the Ursa 2.1 research vehicle lifting off the launch rail captured by a IX i-speed 716. Courtesy of SolidWorks and the Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation. June 2016.
Slow motion footage from the Maverics testing an igniter used on the Ursa 2.1 research vehicle, again shot by an IX i-speed 716. This is an igniter reference design of the Mavericks and is designed for use in their standard P motor. June 2016.
Overhead drone footage of the Ursa 2.1 launching over the Black Rock Desert. Courtesy of SolidWorks and Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation. June 2016.
Footage from a GoPro mouned on the launch rail during the Ursa 2.1 research launch by Mavericks, recorded by SolidWorks. June 2016.
Ben Spencer put together this short video with footage from the Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation, Solidworks, and other Ursa team members. It highlights some of the action during the first flight qualification of an Ursa 2.1 research vehicle. There were some problems with the flight, see the history page for details.
A collection of images from the early days, during the construction of the Ursa 1.0 research vehicle. May 2011-September 2013.
These next videos are from the static test of the Q booster motor used on the Ursa 1.0 research vehicle. The motor is a standard Q reference designed and fired by the Mavericks, the motor hardware and airframe pieces seen are designed and constructed by Team Ursa. August 2013.
A collection of images from the launch of the Ursa 1.0 research vehicle at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. September 2013.
An exterior view of the two stage Ursa 1.0 launching in the Black Rock Desert. September 2013.
This is the onboard GoPro video from the Ursa 1.0 launch, this video was edited by Midé Technology. Midé flew some of their Slam Stick X data recorders on the Ursa 1.0 flight, this was their promotional video. As mentioned, the Ursa 1.0 flight wasn't perfect. In this video you can clearly see the second stage fail and the camera fall back to earth. This made for some very interesting vibration data though! September 2013.
Collected footage from preparing the Ursa 1.0 for launch. This video also contains some pretty cool close up footage of the launch. September 2013.