Membership Fees

Individual - $10
Family - $20

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Non-members may launch for free at two of our launches. After that, a limited membership costing $5 will be required.

About Us

We have been in existence since 2000. From 2000 to 2007 we were the Fermilab Association of Rocketry. In 2008 we changed our name to Prairie State Rocketry. Our current launch site is a farm in Dekalb, IL.

Upcoming Launch

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Waterman, Illinois

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Weather permitting, our launches are the second Saturday of each month.

November Launch

Our November launch will be out at the farm in Waterman , IL. provided the crops have been harvested. If we are able to launch out there, the November launch will be a Hi-Power launch with a waiver to 6,000′ AGL.

Published: October 23, 2023 | Comments: 0

Launch postponed

Due to the forecast of rain and strong winds for tomorrow we will be postponing tomorrows launch until next Saturday 10/21.

Published: October 13, 2023 | Comments: 0

Next launch

Our next club launch is scheduled for September 9th in Newark, IL. from 10:00 am until 3:00 PM. This is a low/mid power launch

Published: August 15, 2023 | Comments: 0

Saturday’s launch postponed

I am afraid we are going to have to postpone our launch scheduled for tomorrow until June 17th. The reason for the postponement is we don’t want to damage the crops out in Waterman, so we are going to move the June launch to the sod farm out in Newark. When we setup the schedule we did not plan on moving the June launch to the sod farm, so for the last week and half we have been trying to get in touch with the sod farm owner to get permission to use the field. Bill Stearns has called multiply times and left messages but we have not heard back from the owner yet.
We will continue to try to get in touch with him in an attempt to add a June launch to the sod field.

I apologize for the postponement

Published: June 9, 2023 | Comments: 0

June launch location

Currently our June launch is scheduled to be located in Waterman, IL. This could change due to status of the crops in the field. So stay tuned I will update when I have an answer.

Dennis McAuliff
Prairie State Rocketry – President

Published: May 15, 2023 | Comments: 0