Spaceport Rocketry Association

Premier rocketry organization serving the Florida Space Coast since 1973


Spaceport Rocketry Association Low Power Rocketry Information 

SRA (NAR Section 342) formed in 1973 (originally named Orange Rocketeers) to promote rocketry activities in Orange County, Florida. We changed our name in 1991 to reflect our growing membership base in Central Florida. We support model (A-G motor) rocketry activities with:

Eleven model rocket launches a year including contests and fun flys

Launches from an established site at Palm Bay in Brevard County, Florida

Club "socials" where members gather to assemble rockets and trade tips and techniques with each other

A 12 pad launch system for model rocketry activities

Model rocket demonstrations to promote rocketry and goodwill towards the general public

Where is the line between model and high power rocketry? A rocket exceeds the definition of a model rocket under NFPA 1122 and becomes a High Power rocket under NFPA 1127 if it:

Uses a motor with more than 160 Newton-seconds of total impulse or multiple motors that all together exceed 320 Newton-seconds;

Uses a motor with more than 80 Newtons average thrust (G79-8 as a guide, check certified motor list);

Exceeds 125 grams of propellant;

Uses a hybrid motor;

Weighs more than 1,500 grams including motor(s); or

Includes any airframe parts of ductile metal.

Hobby rocket fliers have an ethical imperative to act responsibly toward children, spectators, and those off-site, as well as towards our own fliers and equipment. Here are links to NAR safety codes.

NAR Model Rocket Safety Code

NAR Radio Control Rocket Glider Safety Code

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