GO FOR LAUNCH (in Durham, NH)

Fellow Rocketeers, We are GO FOR LAUNCH at the New England Fall Astronomy Day.

Any and all are welcome*. There are no launch fees. We will have 12 pads available.

Launch Windows: Launch 12:45 -1:15PM , and 4:05 to 5:15PM

The winds will be very low (<5mph) and we’ll enjoy warm temperatures and partly cloudy skies.

For directions to the UNH Observatory (where the launch will be held), click HERE (scroll down part way)

Keep the Pointy End up!

*’E’ impulse or lower please. We reserve the right to not allow rockets to launch which seem likely to not land on the field. This is a new field for us and we’ll have to make some judgement calls once we are there.

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September Launch: Road Trip with KARS!

Fellow Rocketeers, Who doesn’t like a little change of pace now and then? We’ve decided to move the September KARS launch to UNH in Durham, NH to help some young rocketeers get started in Model Rocketry. Anyone and Everyone is Invited to fly with KARS, however, since this is integral to the New England Fall Astronomy Festival, there is a different launch schedule. Here’s the skinny:

When: Saturday, September 15th

Launch Windows: Launch 12:45 -1:15PM , and 4:05 to 5:15PM

Where: Spinney Lane, Durham, NH – Right next to the UNH Observatory

The New England Fall Astronomy Festival needs help with the kids there who will be assembling rockets. If you can come during the build times to help out – that is appreciated. The build times are: 10:30-11:15AM and 1:30 to 2:30PM.

We will have 12 rocket pads at the ready, so bring ’em on! Since the field is new to us, probably best to start with low-flying rockets until we see how the winds are.

See you there and Keep the Pointy End up!

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NO AUGUST LAUNCH

It is with a Sad and Heavy heart that I must pass on that we will not have an August launch. Sunday’s weather is likewise promising rain and thunder storms. We could chance it, but almost surely, it would bring on a deluge of biblical proportions. If I call off the launch, you can bet your last nickle that tomorrow will be a perfectly beautiful day to be outside.
So use the weekend to work on your rocket kits and inventory your motors. Then on September 15th, we’ll make up for this lost time.
Woefully Yours,
Mike
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LAUNCH on SUNDAY (Aug 12)… (but stay tuned)

As with last month, The weather for Saturday promises rain.  We’ll go for Sunday Aug 12 (1 to 3:30PM), but CHECK BACK on Saturday evening for updates just in case….

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2018 Launch Schedule (Aug to Nov)

Fellow Rocketeers,

Here are the launch dates for the remainder of 2018:

  • August 11
  • Sept 15
  • Oct 13
  • Nov 3

Be sure to check back as dates may change!

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Launch on SUNDAY (July 15) 1 to 3:30PM

Fellow Rocketeers, The weather for Saturday is showing strong indications that we’d have to contend with thunderstorms in the afternoon – pretty much right in the middle of our launch window.   And let’s face it, 1 Billion Volts of Lightning vs Baby Bertha Rocket would not, quite frankly, end well for the rocket, or anyone in the vicinity for that matter. Discretion being the better part of Valor, we’ll move the launch to Sunday (1 to 3:30PM).

Winds on Sunday should be very low, so high flying is a fine idea. Bring water & sunscreen. We should have a Pop-Up or two for shade (Eric? Dave?).

Hope to see you all there…. Keep the Pointy End Up!

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Footage from our June launch…

…with Alan Sheppard pictures and Music By Mele’uhane (courtesy of Maria Manion)

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