NSL Schedule

Note that flying conditions are usually better in the morning. If you have a sensitive project that you want to fly, fly early. This is a tentative schedule, check back often and listen for announcements at the launch. Updates during NSL will be sent over the PA.


Wednesday, May 22

  • Range lay-out/set-up starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Camping area open. You may remain until the following Tuesday.

Thursday, May 23

  • Range set up, 9:00 a.m.
  • Full range system test by end of day

Friday, May 24

  • Registration and Check-in beginning at noon.
  • Complete range set up open items punch list.

Saturday, May 25

  • Registration open, 7:30 a.m.
  • First shift volunteers and Fliers Meeting 7:45 a.m.
  • Range open for racking after the meeting.
  • First Flight, 8:00 a.m – ish
  • Certification Tests – 10:00 a.m. Sign up under the big tent.
  • Certification Tests – 2:00pm. Sign up under the big tent
  • Welcome Rocketeers Social, 4:00 p.m. onward at:

The Colorado Farm Brewery
2070 County Road 12 South,
Alamosa CO 81101

Sunday, May 26

  • Registration open, 7:45 a.m.
  • First shift volunteers on duty 7:45 a.m.
  • Flyers’ meeting and safety briefing 7:45 a.m.
  • Range open for racking immediately after the meeting.
  • First Flight, 8:00 a.m-ish
  • Certification Tests 10:00 a.m. Sign up under the big tent
  • Flock of Goblins mass launch, all sizes welcome, 2:00 p.m.
  • Certification Tests 2:00pm. Sign up under the big tent
  • Last flight, 4:00 p.m.
  • Night Launch – lower power only – 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Monday, May 27

  • Registration opens at 7:45 a.m.
  • First shift volunteers, fliers’ meeting and safety briefing, 7:45 a.m.
  • Range open for racking after meeting.
  • First Flight, 8:00 a.m. – ish.
  • Certification Tests 10:00 a.m. under the big tent
  • Spudnik competition closes at 12:00 Noon.
  • Last flight 2:00 p.m.-ish, or when rocketeers stop coming up to launch.
  • 2:00 p.m.-ish: strike equipment; teardown volunteers.

Tuesday, May 28

  • Tents and Potties removed
  • Camping Closes
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