Tripoli and NAR Launch Site

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  1. Nov 22, 2019 #31

    Steve Shannon

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    Just so everyone knows, a square mile would typically be limited to a mile high COA. To have a 50,000 foot COA usually requires about a five mile radius at least and preferably 7-8 miles.
    A five mile radius launch site requires almost 79 square miles or 50,560 acres.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2019 #32

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    From an occupied building, not necessarily under your control, unless I'm mistaken ;)

    A cool/ weird idea for a national launch site, would be a Build Barn workshop style setup, with lockers people could rent. Fly out to wherever this is, take an uber to the donkey rental, ride a donkey out to the site, open your locker and go launch.

    Could even work for....dare I say it.... mixing. ( storage would be a logistical nightmare...i know i know. we're dreaming right?)
     
  3. Nov 25, 2019 #33

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    You got that kind of space, you got room for magazine separation. Hey as long as we're dreaming big, right?
     
  4. Nov 29, 2019 #34

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    This isn’t a bad idea. It’s
    Funny - an idea like this is proposed, and suddenly everyone becomes practical. Grown men building huge model rockets and burning up a Benjamin for each launch is not practical. Fun? Yes. Has great educational value? Yes? Best use of money? Err, maybe? ;-)

    Finding land in New Mexico, west Texas, or the Dakotas probably wouldn’t be that hard or expensive. Another option: sign a right to use lease with a large landowner/rancher. Many of the ranchers here in the Southwest allow all kinds of shenanigans on their land - military training, new arms testing, etc. Get the rancher interested in HPR, give him free motors, sign a lease, and drop a double wide in the sagebrush for a clubhouse. Yeah, it is modest. But, it’s a start.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2019 #35

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    Or just continue on as we do and not have a facility paid for by all the membership, that most will never see. The roving LDRS and NARAM events allow far more people to attend over the course of time than a single location. Next years LDRS will be in Utah and I am planning to attend, KS, NY, GA too far, most wont travel more than 12hours for a large event.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2019 #36

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    Yes for West Texas!!!

    Of course I live in
    THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS!!!

    too much right?
     
  7. Nov 30, 2019 #37

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    As a displaced Texan, I have to reply, "Not at all, sir!"
     

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