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Monday, 29 August 2016 14:09

Team USA Brings Home Gold

UROC member Matt Steele has been in the Ukraine for the International Rocketry Competition (Internats) this past week. The Federation Aeronautique International (FAI) is the governing world body, covering not only spacemodeling and aeromodeling, but all aspects of aviation. Each member country is represented within the FAI by its national aero club, which in the United States is the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The NAA delegates authority for aeromodeling and spacemodeling to the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). The AMA sponsors the US Spacemodeling Team, as well as a number of aeromodeling teams.

The U.S. Team for a WSMC is selected by a flyoff process that is held at the opening weekend of NARAM one year prior to the WSMC. The flyoff is open to all U.S. NAR members. In between the biennial WSMC, regional FAI-sanctioned international competitions called “World Cups” are held each year, each with 4 or 5 of the 8 WSMC events. U.S. FAI fliers use these to practice their skills in preparation for a WSMC or for the US team-selection flyoff. Of the 25 or so that are held worldwide each year there is typically one of these held in the US, the “Capitol Cup” in Mansassas, VA in September of odd-numbered years and the “CanAm Cup” in Muskegon, MI every June.

This year the US Senior team won the Gold Medal in Class S2P - Precision Eggloft and Emma Kristal won the individual Gold Medal.

rankingsThe United States S1B altitude team won the Silver Medal Team members included Steve Kristal, Dr. Bob Kreutz and Matt Steele. Dr. Bob also won individual gold with a truly fantastic flight. The team bested 15 other teams and came up just a very tiny bit short of winning the gold.

Matt was also awarded an individual gold medal for Scale Altitude. (A scale model of a rocket judged on accuracy of scale, then flown to the highest altitude.) This means Matt will be bringing home an individual gold medal, a Team gold medal and a Team silver medal. (He competed in 3 events and he is bringing home a medal from all 3 events.)

Congratulations Matt and all of Team USA for a fantastic showing!

Friday, 19 August 2016 10:26

Upcoming September Launch Update

This is a status update for the upcoming September 17 Research Launch - Hazardous wildfire conditions have resulted from low fuel moistures and hot, dry weather. These conditions are expected to persist with extreme fire behavior possible. So far this season, the majority of fires have been human caused. It is the policy of the Bureau of Land Management to take all necessary actions to protect human life, the public lands and the resources and improvements thereon through the prevention of wildfires. The Frank Hunt Field (our launch site) is currently under a fire restriction status. This may affect our upcoming launch scheduled for September 17.  

UROC’s president has been in contact with our BLM representative and based on that discussion we are moving ahead with the assumption that the launch will proceed, however this will be entirely up to the discretion of the Utah Fire Authority and BLM. As always, UROC will comply with their recommendations.   The status of this launch could change as late as the Thursday prior to the event so please plan accordingly and monitor this site (www.uroc.org) for updates to the status of the launch.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016 14:49

HellFire 21 - Post Flight

Another successful HellFire!

We would like to encourage you to share your HellFire stories, pictures and videos with other members and interested parties here on UROC.org.  If you are are a current member of UROC, you can upload your pictures right to the site. If you have some video, we recommend uploading it to YouTube and linking to it on our site. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on how to do any of this. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This year we had lots of really specatular, great flights, HellFire is always a good time to become reacquainted with old friends, to make some new friends and to challenge your knowledge and skill. All while learning new things.  

If you know of any other media about HellFire, we'd love to have you share it. Please send a note with the link to it so we can add it to this document. 

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

HellFire 22 Launch Information

Even from a safe distance, when a rocket three times your height roars up from the Salt Flats to 25,000 feet in less than a minute, you feel a blast of heat, you feel the ground shake and you feel raw excitement.

HellFire, sponsored by the Utah Rocket Club (UROC), is one of few remaining events where launching rockets to that height is even permitted. UROC must obtain special clearance for the event, which takes place this year August 3-6.

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 100 pounds, feature high-tech electronics, use a propellant similar to that used on the space shuttle, and lift off with hundreds of 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.

Admission to HellFire is free and the public is welcome to come watch.

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.

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.

For information about the Utah Rocket Club, visit www.uroc.org

 

Friday, 29 July 2016 15:39

VLCM

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VLCM has been in business for over thirty years, and in that time, we’ve helped thousands of customers throughout the Rocky Mountain West find the proper solutions for their IT needs. Our success has come as a result of adapting expertise and experience amid the ever-changing world of information technology.

Privately owned since 1983, VLCM provides comprehensive IT solutions for the most complex IT environments. In both public and private sectors, we service the best companies and organizations throughout Utah, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, and Arizona. From software and hardware procurement, to IT asset management, to the Cloud–VLCM is a recognized leader in the industry, as evidenced by our status in the Tech Elite 250, the VAR500, and with our thousands of happy customers.

We work to bring cutting-edge technology into the business-planning process and align our customers’ visions with the right products and professional services. When it comes to technology, VLCM has the experience needed to make a difference. Let us make a difference for you and your business.

 

VLCM
3520 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Voice: 1-801-262-9277
Website: www.vlcmtech.com

Friday, 29 July 2016 15:11

MJG Technologies

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Jeff Genzel started MJG Technologies in 2003 in order to provide for a growing demand of electric match and igniters within the United States. In answer to the ever increasing demand for a quality product at an affordable price, in 2009, MJG Technologies Inc. opened a second manufacturing facility in Zacatecas, Mexico. This 10,000 square ft. facility is their base of assembly and worldwide distribution.

Their product line includes the MJG Firewire Initiator - Made mainly for consumer fireworks and rocketry, wires, clips and many more items. 

 

MJG Technologies
PO Box 314
Pitman, NJ 08071

836 Camden Avenue
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Voice: 1-856-228-6118
Website: www.electricmatch.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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