NSW Rocketry Association Inc.

NSWRA is a prefecture of Tripoli Rocketry Association

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General Club Information

  Where do we launch?

The NSWRA flying field is now at Whalan Reserve.

We also have another site used for high power launches. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has given approval to launch at both sites.

  Club Gear?
The Club has a dedicated launch controller and some launch racks for use at meetings.
Club's Launch Gear.

What type of Rocket Motors are there?

The rocket motors available for use are commercially available, Australian legal, solid fuel motors.These motors have a long history of safe reliable use throughout the world.

Motors are given a letter designation such as A, B, C, D, etc. The letter stands for the level of impulse (push) of the motor with every next letter being twice as powerful as the previous. For example, a B motor is twice as powerful as an A motor, a C motor is twice as powerful as a B motor.

Large Model Rocket Certification with the NSWRA can provide you with access to E, F, and G motors. High Power Certification will give you access to anything up to N motors - now this is really big stuff!! (A pyrotechnics licences will be needed for the big stuff)

  N2000 motor in action
N2000 motor in action
at our HPR site.
  What types of rockets are there?

The most common rockets are single engine, single stage models, scale models, boost gliders, multi-stage, saucer shape models, and high-power rockets. Rockets can be either purchased ready-to-fly or in kit form from hobby shops, or built from your own design. (Known as scratch-built rockets).

We have progressive types of Certification:-
* Low Power Rocketry Level (Model Rocket)
* Medium Power Rocketry Level (Large Model Rocket)
* 3 High Power Rocketry Levels.
Its all fun and there is plenty of help.

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