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

August 11th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Oswego, Illinois

Map to the site     Local weather

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

Latest updates

August Launch

Our August launch will be on August 11th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, we will be flying out in Oswego ,IL. This will be a low, mid-power launch, with limited “G” size motors depending on size of rocket. Just like the July launch parking will be at the end of Old Grove Road. Here is a link to the launch site https://tinyurl.com/Oswegomap

Published: Monday, July 9, 2018 | Comments: 0

July launch new location

Our July launch will be at a new location in Oswego IL. we will be limited to low and and mid power launches with “G” size motors allowed depending on size of rocket. The launch will be July 7th from 10:00 am til 3:00 pm. Here is a link to a map of the launch site. https://tinyurl.com/Oswegomap
Parking will be at the end of Old Grove Road.

Published: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | Comments: 0

June Launch Cancelled

The June 16th launch has been cancelled due to the corn being to tall and not wanting to loss rockets or damage the corn. Also due to High Temperatures forecast for the 16th in the mid 90′s with a heat index in excess of 100 degrees. I will be announcing in next few weeks the plans for the July launch.

Dennis McAuliff
Prairie State Rocketry – President

Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 | Comments: 0

June launch postponed

Due to heavy rains this morning 6/9 todays launch is being postponed. We will make a decision this next week and decided if we will launch next Saturday June 16th after we see how high the corn is out there. We will make a final decision by Wednesday or Thursday.

Dennis McAuliff
Prairie State Rocketry – President

Published: Saturday, June 9, 2018 | Comments: 0

June Launch

Our next club launch is scheduled for June 9th in DeKalb, IL. We will have a High Power Waiver for 5,000′ AGL. The launch will be from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. If we have to postpone the launch for some reason we will re-schedule for the following Saturday, June 16th. If the launch is postponed we will attempt to post it here on the website either on the Thursday night or Friday morning before the launch.
This is our final High Power launch till October and our last launch in DeKalb until October. Starting in July we will be flying at a sod farm in Newark, IL. and it will only be a low/mid power launches (“G” impulse and lower). We will be flying there for July, August, and September.

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 | Comments: 0