« Introduction
1.1 Glossary of Definitions
A Glossary containing the official definitions of words and acronyms used in the Sporting Code is provided in Appendix A – Glossary.
1.2 Model Rocket
A model rocket is an aero-model that is propelled into the air by means of a model rocket motor; without the use of aerodynamic lifting forces overcoming gravity; that includes a device for returning it safely to the ground in a reusable condition; and that contains no parts likely to create a hazard. Model rocket motors and recovery system protectors or wadding, if present, do not constitute portions of a model rocket.
1.3 Model Rocket Motor
A model rocket motor is a reaction motor produced by a commercial manufacturer using pre-loaded combustible solid propellant as fuel or a rocket motor designed to be reloaded with commercially manufactured combustible solid propellant grains or modules.
1.4 Headings
Section and subsection headings are to aid in referencing, and the communication regarding, rules in the Sporting Code. Their inclusion or omission is not considered a part of these rules.
1.5 Rounding
When scoring must be rounded, the following schedule shall be followed:

  • < 0.5 is rounded down
  • => 0.5 is rounded up