The CXV capsule and its QuickReach II booster are shown one half second after release from the carrier aircrafts. The Trapeze-Lanyard Air Drop mechanism attached to the capsule's nose is fully extended
The CXV capsule begins a slow rotation toward vertical, proving that the Trapeze-Lanyard Air Drop method allows air-launching of rockets without the wings typically required to make the booster turn up towards orbit. A small parachute attached to the nozz
About three seconds after release, the CXV capsule and QuickReach II booster reaches the vertical position. Had this been a full-size working rocket, its first-stage engines would have begun firing at this point.
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