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Friday, 24 March 2017 01:15

First Launch of the Year

The first UROC launch for 2017 was held on Saturday, March 18 and into Sunday March 19. We had a good number of people attend over the two days and in general the launch was a success. We had the trailer onsite Friday night so we were ablle to begin setup early on Saturday morning. We had a good number of helpers to carry pads out, set up the range marking and wire the control system. The launch was set up as a Tripoli Research launch and we had pads set up for Model Rockets up to non-complex M motors. The largest motor flown over the weekend was an L and it was a succesful flight. FAA coordination was handled by Jim Yehle and went smoothly. Our waiver was open from 8am to about 5pm on Saturday and until we closed up operations on Sunday around 2pm.  

Overall the launch was great, highlights included beautiful weather on Saturday and Sunday morning. Of course wind picked up around 12:30 and lasted most of the rest of the day Saturday. It was never strong enough not to be able to launch but folks were tired and the night launch just didn't happen. We had a good number of people camping out on Friday and Saturday night in rigs ranging from tents to big fifth wheel RVs. Everyone had a great time talking, listening to music at cooking meals. 

Here is a link to some photos from the launch 

If you attended the launch and have some photos or videos you like to share please submit them to the website.

Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:36

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:27

HellFire 22 Dates Announced

HellFire, sponsored by the Utah Rocket Club (UROC)  takes place this year August 3,4,5,6. Though HellFire is technically an amateur launch, we’re talking serious rocketry here. Participants from around the country launch rockets ranging from foot-tall wonders to towering monsters that weigh in at over one hundred pounds, feature high-tech electronics, use a propellant similar to that used on the space shuttle, and lift off with 750 pounds of pure thrust.

Now in its 22nd year, HellFire continues to grow. Many people attend not to launch, but simply for the thrill of watching. Between launches, visitors enjoy examining rockets and components close-up and speaking with the experts who build and launch them.

Spectator Admission to HellFire is free and the public is welcome. HellFire will be held on the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah. Take Exit 4 on Interstate 80 and follow easy-to-spot signs. The event takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6.

Discounted registration for flyers is available for UROC members.

Many more details to come over the next weeks.

Tips for visitors:

  • According to UROC insiders, Saturday is the day “where it starts getting crazy” with “lots of flights.”
  • All launch plans are subject to weather. Visitors are encouraged to check www.uroc.org BEFORE driving out to the launch.
  • There are no food or drink vendors at the event, so UROC reminds visitors to bring binoculars, hats, chairs, shade, lots of sunscreen, food and snacks, and plenty of drinking water.
  • UROC strongly encourages spectators to leave their pets at home, this is not a pet friendly environment
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 14:41

Learning

Below are some of the hints and tips provided from our friends and members. Please let us know of any other suggestions that you think others will enjoy as well to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and we'll post them. 

Friday, 03 February 2017 23:22

Special Presentation at February Meeting

Our February UROC meeting promises to be special. UROC's own Matt Steele will be giving us a presentation regarding his experience in the Ukraine as he and the rest of Team USA brought home 4 Gold Medals at the 2016 World Space Modeling Championship. This should be a great presentation, and one not to be missed. Attendance is free and you are welcome to bring friends. We really would like to have you there!

We meet in Room N1100 at the Salt Lake Government Building. Please sign in at the front desk upon arrival and note that food and drink are not permitted.

 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 23:36

Featured Flights

Below are just some of the amazing projects that our members have flown (or tried to fly) through the years. We would love to add your project to our list. Please send us any details and pictures you have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and we'll post them. 

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