June 2014 MASA meeting
The June 2014 MASA meeting was
held on the 5th at the Plymouth Library. 6 people were in
The Summer Solstice Evening
Launch is scheduled for Saturday, June 21. It will be held
at the VFW soccer fields.
The regular June launch will be
held on Saturday, June 28. It will also be held at the VFW
- Neal went through a long list of many upcoming outreach
- Date of the MASA summer picnic is TBD.
- Many FITI kits were donated by Buzz McDermott.
Nowthen Field Status Update:
- Neal and Ted went through an update on the status of the
effort to return to flying rockets at the Nowthen sod fields.
- Land is zoned for rural residential / agriculture.
- Need to get an IUP (Interim Use Permit) or an ordinance
- Have to provide $1000 in advance against fees, plus the
actual IUP fee.
- Still hopeful to regain use of the field, but not likely to
happen before September.
- Exploring joint ideas for high power launches with Tripoli
Meeting Topic: Clusters and
Those present held an informal
discussion about rockets that use clusters of engines or