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Utah Rocket Club Black Rock Launch - UR NUTS

Utah Rocket Club's - Black Rock Launch (UR NUTS!) will be taking place in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada! You can fly your projects up to 100 thousand feet (higher with pre-approved paperwork). (waiver is pending)

Here are some details:

Everyone attending needs to register regardless of whether that person is flying or not. BLM requires a fee per person, per day. This registration covers that.  There is a spectator pass available for non-flyer attendees.

There will be a porta potty on site but water will not be available. You need to bring your own.

Camping at the launch site is allowed. The only accommodations are located in Gerlach, Nevada and may have limited availability (call soon).

Everyone coming will be expected to help set up, tear down, and run the launch. This will be a small launch, limited to a total of 50 people.

All those attending the launch are expected to have a great time and to be safe.

Please register TODAY if you are planning on going. If we don't get enough people registered we won't be going, so it's important we have an accurate count of the people planning on it. Don't worry, if you register and the launch is canceled for any reason UROC will provide a full refund. 

Directions to the Launch Site

The directions below assume you first get to Gerlach NV, USA.

(A) *Gerlach NV - 40 39.127'N 119 21.363'W

Use Google maps of other navigation to get here first. After this use NV country road 34 to get to the 12 mile Playa entrance.

(B) *12 MI Entrance - 40 46.334'N 119 15.756'W

This is the best entrance to use to get to the site. Drive straight in and to the NE. There is a bumpy intersection that goes to the Burning Man site, do NOT turn right!  The speed limit is 20 MPH for safety to the Burning Man cleanup crew and to keep the dust down. The road will go about 1 mile in and start a gentle bend to the NNE. This takes us to the next way-point 1.4mi in.

(C) *West Road Bend - 40 47.108'N 119 14.524'W

This is the center of the bend more to the NNE. After this it will straighten out and you drive up to the next point 3.5 mi NE.

(D) *Turn East to launch site - 40 49.572'N 119 12.167'W

*This is supposed to be at the location where the double pylon marker is in the road, and the tire. At this point we drive about to the NE 4.4 miles directly to the launch site.

(E)We will be launching at the same coordinates as last year.
40.8677530, -119.1147140
40°50'03.911"N, 119°6'52.97"W

Friday, October 4, 2024 to Saturday, October 5, 2024
Blackrock Desert
Map to Launch Site
Gerlach, NV  

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Neal E Baker
Club Launch
Registration is required and it opens 8/1/2024 at 9:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
UROC's Black Rock Launch - UR NUTS will be held under Tripoli Rocketry Association's Research Launch Rules.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Wednesday, October 2, 2024 at 12:00 AM
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