MARS May launch

Based in the greater Melbourne region, MARS is the home of amateur rocketry in Victoria. (Not to be confused with the planet, we are much closer than the planet and operate less rovers)

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MARS May launch

Postby martymonsta » Tue May 16, 2017 7:41 pm

The Melbourne Amateur Rocketry Society Inc. cordially extends an invitation to MARS & AMRS members and interested persons to attend the range located at Drouin South, on Saturday the 20th of May for our monthly club launch.

All flyers are required to pay a $10 (cash only) flyers fee at sign in.

An NOTAM will be posted with Air Services Australia and the CASA instrument permits launches of HPR up to a maximum ceiling of 8,000ft AMSL (7600ft AGL).

The range will open for operation at 8:00 am and will continue through to 1:00 pm. Any assistance with range setup is appreciated.

For further information please send emails to mars@rocket.org.au or check out the website http://www.rocket.org.au/

UNFAVOURABLE WEATHER

If adverse weather or other conditions on the day of the launch effect the launch program, the launch will be rescheduled. If on the day of the launch, you are uncertain the launch will proceed, check this post for updates.
Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, "Because it is there."
Well, space is there, and we're going to climb it

MARS #21
AMRS #41 L2/LCO/RSO/CO

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Re: MARS May launch

Postby martymonsta » Wed May 24, 2017 8:26 pm

Launch Report

For most of the week leading up to to the May Launch the weather forecast from the BOM was average at best, however other forecast models were quite promising. As the weekend approached the forecast improved and by Saturday morning the conditions were still and the sky was clear. Unfortunately, that brought with it fog and with that came a slightly slow start to the morning. While setting up the range it was suggested that the gazebo might not be required, however soon enough it was being used as a sunshade and sunscreen was being applied.

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While the BOM's pessimistic weather forecast possibly reduced the number of fliers in attendance, the conditions were near perfect and a number of great LPR, MPR and HPR flights were conducted.

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Despite the slow start, the May launch was a wonderful day of flying and we look forward to the AYRC next month.
Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, "Because it is there."
Well, space is there, and we're going to climb it

MARS #21
AMRS #41 L2/LCO/RSO/CO


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