South African Rocketry Association building and launching hybrid rockets

Justin Gomersall dropped me a note about SARA – South African Rocketry Association. He says that they

have been around since the early 90’s and have been experimenting in amateur rocketry ever since.

In 2013 we built, launched, tracked and recovered an N-class hybrid rocket (Vulcan 2) to 9.5 kilometers. We will have another attempt this year hopefully in March to go higher with Vulcan 3 – More info on and on Facebook – SARA rocketry.

image020[1]Vulcan 2 hybrid rocket launch by SARA on Sept. 23, 2013.

PIC10[1]GPS tracking of the Vulcan 2 trajectory. 

PIC3[1]The SARA team at the launch.