Stage 3 Fire Restrictions for ROCstock!

To all ROCSTOCK attendees.  The BLM has initiated temporary fire restrictions.  We launch on BLM managed land and it is manditory that we comply with the rules. We risk the loss of our permit and/or the granting of the new permit in September if folks are not in compliance.  We have already been in contact with the Barstow BLM office and they verified that the Lakebed falls within the area of the temporary restrictions and they do apply to us. Please read and understand the directive issed by the BLM. 

NO OPEN FIRES ON THE LAKEBED, NOT EVEN IN RAISED PITS OR CONTAINERS. 

SMOKING ONLY ALLOWED WITHIN CAMPERS AND RVs.

We are getting clarification of the need to obtain permits for camp stoves.

https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-initiates-stage-iii-fire-restrictions-california-desert-district-0

Thank you all for compling with these restrictions.  Please understand that ROC has a good relationship with the BLM and it would be ashame for us to loose our permit over the actions of a few.  Remember,  these are temporary and will be lifted at the BLMs discretion sometime in the future.

Mike Ostby, 

ROC President 


Are you planning a project that is complex-M or larger for ROCstock?

We are working to finalize the layout for the range, and need to know if anyone needs the 1500 foot away pads.

Please let us know if your project has multiple (staged or clustered) motors totaling more than 5,120 Newton-Seconds.

Email David Smith

ROC Board Member

please email David Smith


LDRS 37 Coming Back to California, Hosted by TCC

It has just been announced that Tripoli Central California has been selected by the TRA board of directors to host LDRS 37 in May of 2018.

TCC launches south-west of Fresno, and you may have heard of their “Dairy Aire” launch.

We will be looking forward to more details, but please pencil in LDRS 37 as May 16 to 20, 2018.

The TCC Web Site


RRS to Host a Rocket and Space Exhibit and Symposium in April

The Reaction Research Society is hosting a “Rocket and Space Exhibit and Symposium” April 22, in Gardena. More information is available on their webpage: http://www.rrs.org

Here is their flier for the event.

ROC will be an exhibitor and have a table to promote hobby rocketry and our club. We are looking for ROC flyers interested in helping out at our table. The general plan is to have a couple of rockets representing model and high power, and other information about the hobby.

If you are interested in helping with our table, please email David Smith.


February Launch Cancelled

The Board has decided to cancel the February launch.  Although most of the lakebed and our actual launch site is in remarkably good condition, the entrances are not.  The back way in has one section that is marginally passable for some vehicles. Towing the ROC equipment trailer to the site is not possible at this time, nor is access for the porta potty delivery truck.

Keep working on your projects and plan to attend the March launch.  The access roads should be in acceptable condition by then if the weather cooperates.


Mike Ostby,

ROC President