Tripoli Upper Michigan – supports the Kingsford High School High Power Rocketry Program with launches of student rocket projects at its launches.  Projects are flown by Tripoli member(s)

 

Adam Savage Bobble Head Rocket for LDRS

 

Down load a flight card

 

 

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Because of the risk of fire Skidmark motors will not be launched.

 

 Tripoli Safety Code

Note the following changes that are important to us

 

 

Aerial Map of the launch site – Groveland Mine and weather

 

Kingsford High School’s Nike Apache Project to celebrate Michigan’s 40th Anniversary of sending two rockets to outer space in January of 1971

 

Launch Dates 2012.

Saturday, September 22, 2011 at 10:00 CST

 

The Groveland Mine launch site is near Randville, Michigan.  It is about 19 miles from Kingsford or Iron Mountain. Click here for directions to the mine launch site.  The rocket on the map indicates the launch site

 

Directions to Launch from Green Bay, Wisconsin

 

Launch Information Flyer

 

Pictures of the launch site

 

 Hotels

 

Campgrounds

 

Wisconsin Rocket Clubs

 

Tripoli Wisconsin –Launches at Bong recreational Area near Kenosha, Wisconsin

 

WOOSH – NAR - Launches at Bong recreational Area near Kenosha, Wisconsin

 

Tripoli Manitowoc - Launches at

157 N County Rd W

Reedsville, WI  54230 

 

Kingsford High School Rocket Stories

 

Kingsford Rocketry Program in Michigan in Space – News Letter of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium

 

2008 News Letter See Pages 6 and 7

 

2007 News Letter See Page 35

 

Dickinson-Iron-Menominee Science and Math Story on Kingsford’s Rocketry Program - October 2008

 

Dickinson-Iron-Menominee Science and Math Story on Kingsford’s Rocketry Program - 2006

 

Kingsford High Power Rocketry Presentation at NACRON 2004

 

 Article in Encyclopedia of Chemistry on Rocketry by Bill Bertoldi

 

National Association of Rocketry’s Cannon Educational Award Winners in 2005

 

First Bowling Ball Rocket Launched In Wisconsin

 

Kids News – Marquette Story

 

Michigan Education Association TV Commercial Show why Public Schools are successful

 

TV6 Friday Night Fever TV commercial

 

Jilbert’s Milk Scholarship commercial

 

Upside on WLUC TV6 story

 

Kingsford Rocket Program was featured in October 2008 on WLUC TV 6’s Upside Segment.  This segment features programs that have a positive effect on life in Michigan Upper Peninsula. Click here to see the Upside story

 

WLUC TV 6 Prelaunch story - September 2011

 

WLUC TV 6 September 25, 2010 Launch Story

 

WLUC TV 6 – September 2008 launch story

 

First Nations Indian Launch story

 

How does the MSGC attract and retain students in STEM disciplines through a

progression of educational opportunities See page seven for a letter from a former Kingsford Student Anthony Santi

 

Thanks to the following for their help and support

 

Funding from the Michigan Space Grant Consortium , David Pasahow of Blue Line Advisors, people in our community and staff members of Kingsford High School make the Rocketry Program at Kingsford High School possible.

 

Thanks to Steve Gussert for the making and the donation of a new launch system

 

Jeff Zimber of WOOSH for the donation of an altimeter for our students to use

 

Wildman Rocketry for their help and support of the program

 

To the Felch Fire Department for the fire truck and personal that attend the launch, with out them no launch would be possible.

 

The Daily News for their coverage in the Daily News

 

WLUC TV 6 for their coverage of our launches

 

Rocket Launch Videos

See the launch of Mr. Bertoldi’s 62 pound, V2 rocket on August 19, 2006 with Tripoli Wisconsin

 

September 2008 rocket launch

 

 Kingsford High School’s High Power Rocketry Program is funded by the following sources:

Grants

Donations from People

Refusal of the advisor’s salary so that it can be used to fund the program

 

 

Special Kingsford High School Rocket Project

 

This rocket is a half scale Nike Apache two stage rocket.  It is half the size of the two Nike Apache rockets that flew from Copper Harbor in January of 1971.  It will be flown in the fall of 2010 or the spring of 2011 to mark the 40th anniversary of Rockets being flown to outer space in Michigan.  This happened at the Keweenaw Missile Range near Copper Harbor.  More information on the Keweenaw Missile Range and the launches can be found here

http://www.gt.org/keweenaw-rocket-base/

 

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This is a half scale Nike Apache rocket.  This will be painted to look like the two stage rockets that flew in Copper Harbor to outer space in 1971.  We are in the process of building the rocket to mark the 40 anniversary of the launch. Our students took part in the placing of the maker there in 2000. The marker can be seen  at

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM2V7K 

 

The rocket is 8 inches in diameter in the booster, 3 inches in diameter in the second stage.  The upper payload section of the rocket is 4.5 inches in diameter. The combined height of the rocket is 14 feet.

 

This rocket will be painted to look just like the two launched in Copper Harbor and will fly in the Fall or 2010 or Spring of 2011 to mark the 40th anniversary of Michigan sending a rocket to space. 

 

Picture of a Nike Apache rocket launched to outer space  from the Keweenaw Missile Range  in January of 1971

 

Pictures for the Keweenaw Missile Range

 

Aerospace Programs in Michigan

 

Michigan/Air Force Center of Excellence in Electric Propulsion At Michigan Technological University

 

Michigan Technological University’s Aerospace Enterprise Team

 

Michigan Tech Aerospace Enterprise wins first place in AFRL Nanosat 6 Competition

 

University of Michigan’s Aerospace Program

 

 

 

 High Power Rocketry's Top 10 Biggest Regional Launches


Rocket Mavericks Video

 

Wisconsin and Upper Michigan High Power Rocket Launches for 2012

 

Tripoli Wisconsin Launches are at the Richard Bong Recreational Area near Kenosha, WI

 

Information on the Richard Bong AFB

WOOSH

Launches are at the Richard Bong Recreational Area near Kenosha, WI

 

Information on the Richard Bong AFB

Tripoli Manitowoc

Address:
157 N County Rd. W
Reedsville, WI 54230


 

 

Tripoli Upper Michigan

Launches are at the Former Groveland Mine Near Randville, Michigan

Tripoli Minnesota

  Jan 14  from 9:00 to 4:00

  Jan 28

 

 

 

Saturday June 16 at the Groveland Mine

 

Date is  waiting approval of Michigan’s DNR

Launches typically take place on the second Saturday of the month during launch season, which in Minnesota is typically May through November

 Feb 18   from 9:00 to 4:00

 Feb 4

 

 

 

Saturday September 22 at the Groveland Mine

 

Date is  waiting approval of Michigan’s DNR

 

 March 17 from 9:00 to 4:00

 .March 24

 

 

 

 

 

April 21

 May 18 + 19 Start at 1:00 or when dog trails end

 

 

 

 

 

June 2

 June 9 + 10 start at 1:00 or when dog trails end

 

 

 

 

July 21

 July 28 + 29

 

 

 

 

  

Aug 18

 

Aug 18 + 19

 

 

 

 

Sept 22 + 23

  

Sept 8 + 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Regional and National Launches  

Midwest Power

This national launch occurs near the end of October in Princeton, IL

 

 

Richard Bong Recreational Area – Kansasville, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LDRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Sport Launch 2012

 

 

ThunderStruck 2012

 

 

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LDRS XXXI July 12 – 16 2012

The Tripoli Rocketry Association’s 31st annual national launch LDRS, is set for July 12 through 16, 2012 at Torry Farms of Potter, NY. This former swamp nestled in the heart of the picturesque Finger lakes region, is now a productive farm has been the home to LDRS 28