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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 15:59

April Contest Launch

The upcoming launch on April 22nd is a non-waivered contest event. No rockets over G power can be flown. Flyers are expected to make their own arrangements for launch equipment as the trailer and UROC launch gear will not be coming out. This launch is held to provide an environment suitable for the UROC members interested in and participating in NAR rocketry contests.   Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any further questions about the launch.

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There will not be a Porta Potty ordered for this launch. Set up is expected to begin around 8:30 am and we will fly in to the early afternoon or until the wind gets to be too strong. If the weather conditions for the upcoming launch deteriorate or if the fire hazard becomes too high, we will try to notify everyone via our normal modes including the website, facebook, and twitter.

Monday, 03 April 2017 21:21

Some Deals For You!

An offer from one of our members...

Hello UROC members. I am in the bad habit of buying items online when I think they are a good price, even if I don't need them. It's now spring and time to clean out my hobby room and make some space for new stuff.

I have several Estes Pro Series kits and launch controllers for sale. Some of these kits are discontinued and all items are new and unopened. I have priced them close to what I bought them for so you can pick them up at a good price and avoid shipping cost. If you are interested you can reach me through email or phone listed below.

3 Estes Mega Mosquito - 20.00 each
2 Estes Pro Series Leviathan - 40.00 each
2 Estes Pro Series Argent - 40.00 each
5 Estes Pro Series Ventris - 40.00 each
2 Estes Pro Series Der Red Max - 55.00 each
3 Estes E Launch Controllers - 20.00 each

Rod Green
801-571-4053
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 17:11

Busy April Member Meeting

April’s meeting is going to be a busy one! We don’t just have one but two special presentations. Definitely a meeting you won’t want to miss. 

UROC member Doug Hillson will present the results of research and analysis related to wind speed at different altitudes and how to use this information to predict rocket landing location. Doug will discuss theory of the planetary boundary layer and on using the currently available information to make a best estimate of landing locations during a rocket flight by utilizing publicly available wind data.

We will also have UROC member Kip Daugirdas give us a presentation about his recent launch to 145,000 (yes, that is one hundred and forty-five thousand) feet at Balls this past September. This launch was captured on video and had a full recovery of the craft. The rocket was a two Stage 4” booster to 3” sustainer weighing in around 60 pounds and was powered by an N-2500 in the booster and staged to an M-685 in the sustainer.

In addition to these great presentations,  (Thanks Kip and Doug for being willing to help out!) we will have our regular show and tell and talk about the upcoming UROC events.

Please arrive on time and plan for a full night!    

Mon, April 10, 2017, 7:00p - 9:00p
Salt Lake County Complex - Salt Lake City, Utah

The meeting will begin promptly at 7pm.

Proceed to Room N1100 at the Salt Lake County Complex located at 2001 South State Street. Make sure to sign in at the security desk first.  

Salt Lake County Complex
2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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Visit www.uroc.org for further information or membership

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
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