The Kansas Organization for Spacemodeling (KOSMO) is a group of families and individuals in Kansas that have a common interest in model rocketry. KOSMO is a chartered Section of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR).
The KOSMO annual business meeting will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the home of member Steve Saner. This is the time that we use to plan our launch schedule and other events for the new year. Any KOSMO members or those wishing to join are welcome to attend. More details available in the Kosmonaut newsletter.
The last planned launch on the 2017 KOSMO calendar is our annual Night-Flight. It will be this Saturday, November 11 at the State Fair Grounds in Hutchinson, KS. We will start at 3:00pm and go to about 7:00pm. Rockets flown after dark must be in some way illuminated throughout the duration of their flight. This is always a fun launch so come out and join us.
Due to weather forecasts threatening rain and wind for Saturday, we are postponing the Rocket-tober Fest launch to the alternate date, which is October 28.
The next KOSMO launch is back at our high power field near Ellinwood, KS. We will have a 10,000ft waiver. If the weather does not cooperate, an alternate date of Saturday, October 28th, is scheduled.
An update on the location of the Final Frontier Fun Fly launch. Due to crops in the fields next to the Ellinwood Airport, this launch will be moved to the Lanterman Family Farm. This is just a few miles away from the airport. Please see the Launch Sites page for directions.
The next scheduled KOSMO launch is often one of the biggest each year. It is the Final Frontier Fun Fly at the Ellinwood, KS Airport. This launch includes an FAA waiver to 10,000ft, so there will be high power rockets flown, as well as smaller low-mid power rockets. This is a great launch to come out and watch, or bring some rockets and fly them. The FFFF launch is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, starting at 10:00am. If the weather does not cooperate that day, an alternate is scheduled for September 30.
The next KOSMO rocket launch will be held on Saturday, August 5th, in Hutchinson, KS at the Kansas State Fairgrounds large parking lot. This will be a sport launch for model and mid-power sized rockets (Class 1 rockets only. No FAA waiver). Flyers and spectators welcome.
Due to some construction issues at the Rush County Airport, the 4-H launch has been moved to the ball field in Bison, KS.
KOSMO members will be helping the Rush County (and surrounding counties too) 4-Hers to launch their 4-H project rockets. This will take place at the Rush County Airport near La Crosse, KS on Saturday, July 8 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. It is also an open sport launch for anyone wanting to launch a low-mid power rocket.
Due to high winds forcasted for this weekend, we are postponing KRAMO 37 until next weekend, June 17-18.
The 37th annual KRAMO is scheduled for this weekend, June 10-11. This is our annual NAR sanctioned contest event. Please see the KRAMO Page for all the details. At this time it looks like we could be dealing with some wind this weekend, so stay tuned for further information.
The next scheduled launch will be a sport launch in Hutchinson on Sat May 13. Due to a number of members not able to be at this launch, it will run from 10am to only 2pm. Come fly some rockets if you can.
Reminder that the 37th annual KRAMO is right around the corner. It will be Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11. This is our annual NAR sanctioned contest. Please see the KRAMO Page for all of the details.
So far the weather for 2017 has not been cooperative. We had scheduled three dates for the Spring Fest high power launch and all three of those days had to be canceled due to weather related issues. The next scheduled launch is for this Saturday, and it looks like it will be windy too. Nonetheless, KOSMO members are planning to meet in Hutchinson this Sat, April 15, rain, shine, wind, or otherwise. We may or may not launch any rockets, but we will get together and hang out if nothing else. Come by and join us.