Launch Pad

Big Sky Rocketry Association 2022 Season News:

May 21 Launch - Our regularly scheduled launch for Saturday, May 21 is still planned. The weather looks like it will be better than our May 7 launch: warmer, less wind, and less precipitation, but also a possibility of clouds. The launch will run from 10 AM to 5 PM at our usual location halfway between Twin Bridges and Melrose. I hope to see you all there!

May 7 Launch (success!) - We are set to launch tomorrow, but be aware that it might be windy with a pretty good chance of showers. We're going to go and set up to launch anyway. The launch will begin at 10 AM and last until 5 PM, weather permitting. I've activated the waiver to 20,000 feet above the launch site elevation.

Afternoons are usually slightly windier than mornings, so be ready to launch as soon as possible. We will have some Civil Air Patrol cadets launching which should be great. I've worked with these cadets and their officers and I have been very impressed by their intelligence, the quality of their work, and how well they have paid attention. This will be new to them so please welcome them.

April Launch - Due to impending weather, the April 23rd launch is cancelled and will be rescheduled to Saturday, May 7, which is day before Mother's Day (in case any of you needed a little reminder!)

New Schedule - The new schedule is up on the Launch Schedule page.

Elections - Calvin McAllister was reelected as Prefect and Steve Shannon was reelected as Secretary.

Dues - It's time once again for all BSRA members to submit dues. We didn't collect dues last year because of the shortened launch season in 2020, due to the pandemic and the fire season, but we simply cannot afford to do that this year. Porta-potties don't pay for themselves. :-)