Thanks to hard work by Ken and Guy, and a little help from Shane and Chris, SSS now has a launch field near Hope, Arizona! The site is located North of I-10 Exit 53, approximately 90 miles West of Phoenix, on I-10. See the GHS flier for navigation details. This area is primitive, but it easy to access with a normal two-wheel-drive car or pickup. Ground clearance isn’t too much of an issue as long as one uses common sense and drives carefully. The area is very interesting, and will support a large number of participants and spectators. Attendees will need to bring water and food and clothing appropriate for the wide temperature swings this time of year can bring. There is lots of interesting geology to observe (don’t keep anything that you might pick up, as this is BLM land).
The waiver altitude is 10,000 MSL (Mean Sea Level) and approximately 8,400 feet AGL (Above Ground Level). There are High Power day launches Saturday and Sunday, with low-power (G and below) night launches Saturday evening this time around.
Bring your camping gear, or campers and enjoy the launches and great desert environment!