Spaceport Rocketry Association

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Spaceport Rocketry Association Competitions 


SRA competitions are conducted in accordance with the United States Model Rocket Sporting Code (USMRSC):

USMRSC Introduction

A Division begins at age 7 but SRA encourages children under the age of 7 to participate with parental assistance as a team (T Division).

Additional rules, or exceptions to the USMRSC, will be included with the monthly competition announcements below.

There are no entry fees and everyone is eligible to participate unless otherwise noted.

SRA will support Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) launches with advance notice.

TARC is an annual event for teams of US secondary school students (7th through 12th grades). The event involves designing and building a model rocket (650 grams or less in weight, 650 millimeters or more in length using NAR-certified model rocket motors totaling 80 N-sec or less of total impulse) that carries a payload of two Grade A Large eggs for a flight duration of xx seconds, and to an altitude of exactly yy feet (measured by an onboard altimeter), and that then returns the egg to earth uncracked. Onboard timers are allowed; radio-control and pyrotechnic charges are not. [NOTE: xx & yy are variable from year to year]


January

A Class Streamer Duration Event. 


February

A Class Parachute Duration Event.


March Primary

B Class Streamer Duration Event.

March Secondary

B Class Super-Roc Duration Event


April Primary

A Class Streamer Duration Event.

April Secondary

D Class Egg Loft Duration Event.


May

A Class Parachute Duration Event.


June Primary

B Class Streamer Duration Event.

June Secondary

A Class Boost Glider Duration Event


July

A Class Streamer Duration Event.


August Primary

A Class Parachute Duration Event.

August Secondary

A Class, 4 cup Styrofoam rocket, duration event (first motion to first part touchdown). The competitors will be divided into the four normal NAR Classes (A, B, C & T) by age or team. There will be two timers per launch and the individual timer results will be averaged. The competitor can fly the rocket twice for a summation of both flights times for points. The rocket must be returned and the motor inspected by an official.

The rocket is to be primary made up of four (minimum) Styrofoam cups, normal motor mounts, centering rings, launch lugs, fins (if necessary), etc. The cups can be of any standard commonalty available size 8 oz or larger but, all cups have to be the same size throughout the rocket. The rocket can be made in any configuration and have any type of recovery (parachute, streamer, or tumble/drag). Small holes (diameter of the motor mount/launch lug) can be cut in the cups, to facilitate a motor mount mounting, launch lug or recovery only but, not to reduce the mass of the rocket. All parts must be returned to the ground attached to each other, no ejected motors or separate cup tumble recovery.

 


September

B Class Streamer Duration Event.


October Primary

"Mini-Motor" (13 mm) Class Streamer Duration Event. This event is limited to rockets launched using 13 mm motors only. Bring all of your 13 mm motor rockets and join in the fun!


November Primary

LPR Open Spot Landing Event. This event is limited to rockets launched using A-G motors only. Maximum distance for placing shall be 50 meters.

November Secondary

HPR Open Spot Landing Event. This event is limited to rockets launched using H motors and above. Maximum distance for placing shall be 100 meters. 


December - The December launch may be used to "make-up" any cancelled competitions from earlier in the year.




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