A GoPro Camera Attached to a Rocket Captures Its Launch and Separation in Near-Space

A GoPro HERO4 camera was attached to a SpaceLoft-10 rocket launched by UP Aerospace on November 6, 2015. The camera captured the rocket’s launch to near-space and the moment the stages of the rocket detached.

On November 6th, 2015 UP Aerospace Inc. launched the 20-foot (6 meter) tall SL-10 rocket into near-space. The mission: deploy the Maraia Capsule testing the aerodynamics and stability of the payload on re-entry to the atmosphere. The rocket reached an altitude of 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800mph or 6115km/h) at engine burnout.

The video was an official selection for the GoPro Awards which are currently accepting submissions for the best content shot with a GoPro.