Club Meeting – 11:00 AM Saturday February 24th – All Welcome

Club Meeting – 11:00 AM Saturday February 24th – All Welcome

Beaupre Chemistry Building at 11:00. I’m attaching a campus map. Just follow the blue arrows to get to the parking lot. The address is 140 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI; but you will turn off Flagg Rd onto Butterfield Rd and then onto W. Alumni Ave to get to the parking lot and the door on the 1st floor.

RIMRA Launch and update

We have canceled this Saturday RIMRA launch.

We are looking to schedule club meeting Saturday February 24th. If you would like to attend please email rocket@rimra.org. The meeting will be located near the launch site TBD.

Thank-you.

Due to the inclement weather, we will not be launching this weekend.

Take the weekend to work on those Rockets.

My new rocket:

This launch for this Saturday December 9th is scrubbed

We have a tentative go for launch this Saturday December 9th (Pending Weather Update Friday @ 6PM )

We will need to park at the farm building and walk in. Between 8:45 and 9:00 we will have an authorized car that can ferry your equipment in. After that will we have a dock cart that you can use.

Please see the updated Launch Protocol. http://www.rimra.org/launch/launch-protocol/

Note: the weather is not looking good at this point but we will update and make a final call on Friday at 6pm

Weather Launch Protocol: Go-no Criteria

1st Call made Thursday at 6 PM EST
2nd and Final Call Friday at 6 Pm EST
Criteria based on forecast between 9 am and 2 pm EST on launch day
No go if one of the following criteria is predicted any time times between 9 am and 2 pm EST on launch day
Temperature below 32° or below 20° with wind chill
Chance of rain is greater than 50%
Wind greater than 15 MPH or gust greater than 25 MPH
Criteria source: Weather.com for West Kingston Rhode Island 02892

https://weather.com/weather/5day/l/USRI0033:1:US

UPDATE Thursday @ 11:00AM December 7th 2017:

We are a go for launch this Saturday November 18th

We will need to park at the farm building and walk in. Between 8:45 and 9:00 we will have an authorized car that can ferry your equipment in. After that will we have a dock cart that you can use.

Please see the updated Launch Protocol. http://www.rimra.org/launch/launch-protocol/

UPDATE Friday November 17th 2017:

All;

We have been watching the weather although Saturday looks bad the first half of the day looks good. So our decision at this point is to go for a launch but cut off b/t 12 and 1 and head out for a burgers at local establishment.

Below is weather.com and Turn-to-Ten is mirroring this.

We are go!

RIMRA November Launch is postponed to November 18th

On a positive note, we have worked with the University of Rhode Island on revised Launch Field Protocol. There are several entities within and outside URI that have operations on the Peckham Fields. This revised protocol preserves each stakeholders interest. The new Protocol will be posted in the website in the next 72 Hours for your review http://www.rimra.org/launch/launch-protocol/.

I want to thank the University of Rhode Island for supporting our Club and seeing the value we bring to the community through students interest in “STEM” and keeping Born again Rocketeers “BORs” off the streets.We hope to see more URI Students involved in the club’s activities.

(Note: Faculty and Students from the University of Rhode Island can become members and attend launches for Free http://www.rimra.org/become-a-member/ )

In reading many books on the US Space Programs and the past and current astronauts there consistently seems to be certain commonalities among many of them that I have personally noted,

1) They read “The Right Stuff,” Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.
2) Attended one of the Apollo or Space Shuttle launch as a kid.
3) They had teacher or mentor or role model that believed in and motivated them.
4) Was Active in some form of a STEM program in or out of school.
5) They Built Model Rockets as a Kid (And some still do……

You never know someday maybe one of RIRMA’s young members will be the next astronaut to MARS…………

NASA Astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren launches model rockets with children

Team America Rocket Challenge “TARC”

TARC

Family Fun

Father Daughter Team …GO URI !

Father Son Team

RIMRA Launch Field Update

We met with the University of Rhode Island this past Friday, and we have agreed on new field protocol that will work for all stakeholders (RIMRA, URI and Turf farmer). We tentative have a launch this Saturday pending confirmation from the Unversity on one outstanding item.

I will post the updated protocol in the next 24 hours on the website.

I will update this post daily.

Launch of Apollo 11, first manned exploration of the moon. Spectators gather along the beach across from the launch pad at The Kennedy Space Center to watch the lift off that morning. Titusvill, Florida, USA, July 16, 1969

RIMRA’s October 14th launch is Cancelled

We are currently working through some field access issues and will resume Launches as soon as possible. If you have any questions please email us at rocket@rimra.org

We are a go for RIMRA launch this Saturday, September 9, 2017

It looks like we have a great weekend coming up as of today, so are currently* a “GO” for our Rocket launch this Saturday, September 9th, 2017. We start at 9 AM, help setting up is appreciated and we look start launching at 9:30.

We will have the Rocket Grill up and running with hot dogs and hamburgers etc.

Jason from AMW ProX will not be there so pick up what you can before hand.

The launch site is located on University of Rhode Island Property. The Launch field is located across Rt 138 from the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center parking lot at the end of Peckham Farm Road. STAY ON THE DIRT ROADS LEADING TO THE LAUNCH SITE and do not drive on the grass or other areas AND PLEASE DRIVE SLOW …. some of us “BARs” are slow moving and may not be able to get out of the way.

* We will update the website as to any changes in the Weather as to “GO” / “NO GO” status. We use Sunday as a rain date, but let’s keep our figures crossed for Saturday.

Load’m up!!

Spectators are welcome!

Launch information, directions, and launch holds, and weather updates can be found here among educational information, vendor links, etc.,
www.rimra.com

http://www.rimra.org/launch/launch-site/