Zia Spacemodelers Launches
Launches

Zia Spacemodelers hosts monthly sport launches from 1:30 to 5:00 PM on the third Sunday of every month (except December, when it's the second Sunday). The launches are held eight miles north of Espaņola, NM (across the higway from Alcalde, NM.)

Launch Site:

JPG (33k) map to launch site
Launch site on Google Maps

All rocketeers are welcome, as are spectators. Although the Zia Spacemodelers club charges no launch fee, the BLM requires that we collect a fee of $5.00 per flier at each launch (or, the flier can pick up trash from the launch field for 30 minutes instead). Spectators may attend for free. The site can handle motors up to K impulse maximum, and we generally have an FAA waiver for flights up to 5,000' AGL.

Click here (PDF, 10k) for a printer-friendly version of our monthly launch notice, including a map.

Click here (JPG, 516k) for a satellite photo of the launch site.
Ground support equipment available:
At all launches we have 1/8" x 3' rods, 3/16" x 3' rods, 1/4" x 6' rods, a 3/8" x 6' rod, and a 12V battery relay launcher.
Available by request is a 1/2" x 9' launch rod and a  6' launch rail. If you need either of these, contact Tom Beach, thomasbeach@mindspring.com before the launch.
  K Rocket

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