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MARS is an AMRS affiliated club, so members of MARS also become regular members of Australia's premiere representative body, and can enjoy the benefits that AMRS membership brings.
MARS was formed with the purpose of providing a safe environment for the development and launching of rockets and promoting the educational and recreational benefits, of rocketry. MARS has a strong vision for the future for all aspects of amateur rocketry, in both the state of Victoria and Australia, and will work hard for the benefit of all members of the rocketry community.
In Mid-May 2016 a suitable launch site was located near the town of Drouin, which met some ideal requirements; less the 100km from Melbourne’s population centre and only 45km from the SE growth corridor, located in Class G airspace, a most-weather access road and landholders that are supportive of both educational and amateur rocketry. Following a successful demonstration launch day on June 18th, the MARS team has been working hard to secure an instrument for the launch site and building club infrastructure.
Yesterday, the 27th Oct, CASA granted MARS an instrument with a ceiling of 8000ft AMSL and preparations have commenced to hold the first official club launch on the 19th Nov 2016.
Where to find more info on MARS?
The MARS website is
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How do I join MARS?
Visit there you can become a member quickly and securely, via PayPal, or alternatively download the membership form and pay via direct deposit, cheque or even cash at the next launch day.
We look forward to seeing you at a MARS launch soon. – The MARS Committee.