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

Newark, Illinois

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

October launch location

The October launch location has not been determined yet. If the crops have been harvested in time we will be flying out at the farm in Waterman, and this will be a high power launch. If the crops have not been harvested we will be flying at the sod field in Newark, and this will be a low/mid power launch. As soon as we know something for sure we will post it on the website.

Dennis McAuliff

Prairie State Rocketry – President

Published: September 16, 2022 | Comments: 0

Tomorrow’s launch time changed

We will be delaying tomorrows launch until 12:00 Noon the launch will go until 4:00 pm.

Published: May 13, 2022 | Comments: 0

Saturday’s launch Cancelled

Saturday’s launch has been cancelled due to high winds our next launch will be May 14th.

Published: April 22, 2022 | Comments: 0

Launch re-scheduled

Saturday’s launch has been re-scheduled for April 23rd.

Published: April 15, 2022 | Comments: 0

Launch Postponed

We have postponed our Saturday, April 9th launch until April 16th. This is due to current field conditions and the forecast of rain tonight and rain and snow tomorrow.

Published: April 7, 2022 | Comments: 0