Next Launch… June 8th

We had a great launch today! Excellent attendance, low winds, and lots of flights.

Next launch is

JUNE 8th

Be there, or be bored silly!

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GO FOR LAUNCH (Saturday, May the Fourth Be With You)

Do you hear that sound? It’s the gurgling of the KARS launch battery on the charger in Eric’s shed! Yes! The 2019 Launch Season is Officially Here!!
The launch will be on Saturday, May 4th from 1 to 3:30PM at the Warner Field.
The skies will be overcast, so we’ll keep the launches under the cloud ceiling (I estimate about 2,000 ft). The winds will be very low! less than 5mph. Temperatures will be cool (about 50F). I think we will beat the black flies too (due to arrive next weekend).
See you there!
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3… 2… 1… LAUNCH of the 2019 KARS Season!

Fellow Rocketeers,

I am so very pleased to announce that KARS will be launching for our 15th year!

Many thanks to our generous landowners, Tim & Jenny Courser, and Eric Swanson for making this possible.

Our first launch will be on May 4th (“May the Fourth be with you”) on the Warner Farm Field from 1 to 3:30PM. If the weather does not cooperate, we’ll try for Sunday (same time). We usually make a GO / NOGO decision the Friday afternoon before and post it to our website, e-mail list and facebook page.

As usual, we do not charge launch fees or have an official membership – just show up and fly rockets. If you want to come and spectate – Great! Bring the family.

So fix those broken fins, inventory your motors and put a KARS LAUNCH reminder on your calendar for May 4th! See you there!!

~ Mike Bellino


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Cold? How ’bout some Hot Rockets?

Fellow Rocketeers, It’s late February and still very cold outside. Been thinking about warm spring/summer/fall days on the rocket field as I have? Consider this your wake-up from the winter slumber!

First, I have to thank the landowners (Tim & Jenny Courser) for allowing us to use the field in 2018! And of course, Eric Swanson for his ever energetic and enthusiastic launch support! And thank you all for coming out to join the launches! It has been amazing to watch the young kids grow up and the new kids show up with great excitement!

Will we launch again 2019 (15th season!)? So long as we can use the field and have help, sure! I’m waiting for the landowner insurance form to show up, then I will start asking around. If we do launch in 2019, it will probably start the first weekend in May.

Meanwhile…. as you are building up your 2019 collection of rockets, I have some inspiration for you – a web article and some videos to help you dreams of those hot July launches!

Student Rocket Team

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Launch moved to SUNDAY (Nov 4th)

Fellow Rocketeers, Due to the rain and subsequent high winds on Saturday, we will move the FINAL 2018 launch to SUNDAY Nov 4th from 12 to 2:30PM

The temperatures on Sunday will be in the mid-to upper 40’s, clear skies, the winds around 5mph! And… everyone who attends will seem as though they had an extra hour of sleep!

This is it until probably early May. See ‘ya all there!

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Final Launch of 2018: November 3rd

After an incredibly fun flying season, we’ve reached the final launch of 2018 on Saturday, November 3rd from Noon to 2:30PM (please note these hours!).
This is usually a well attended launch except now everyone is wearing jackets!
Please put it on your calendar… hope to see you there!
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October: Launch on SUNDAY (14th)

Saturday’s rain, even if it misses our launch window, will leave the field wet. The temps will be cold too.
We’ll launch on Sunday the 14th from 1 to 3:30PM. The skies will be sunny, the winds very low, the temps in the mid to upper 50s.
See you there!
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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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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,
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