About Rocketry South Carolina

This is the website for the old Orangeburg rocket clubs AKA ICBM and ROSCO or Rocketry South Carolina. We no longer launch at Orangeburg. Why? That is a story best told on the field.

Welcome to Rocketry South Carolina!

Welcome to Rocketry South Carolina’s web page, the home of ICBM ( Tripoli Rocketry Association Prefecture #60) and ROSCO ( National Association of Rocketry Section #648). Rocketry South Carolina encourages and provides support for hobby rocketry in all its forms – from the smallest 1/8A powered model rockets up to largest birds powered by M experimental motors. Here, you will find information about the clubs, how to contact us, and how to get to our launch field near Camden, SC.

Rocketry South Carolina is a group of about 35 members who build and launch model rockets from a fraction of an ounce to over 100 pounds at our launch site in Dalzell, SC. The rockets range in size from a few inches to well over 10 feet long, using a combination of commercial and research motors (only allowed under TRA rules). Our goals are to promote education, camaraderie, and the enjoyment hobby rocketry. Rocketry South Carolina is operated under bylaws by the elected board members listed below. We host approximately 6 sport launches, under the NAR rules, and 6 sport/research launches, under TRA rules, per year. Please join us on the field!

National Association of Rocketry (NAR) is an international, non-profit organization that is dedicated to all aspects of safe consumer sport rocketry, from small model rockets with youth groups to very large high power rockets with serious adult hobbyists. The NAR or ROSCO sport launches are sport/commercial only.

Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and operation of amateur high power rocketry. TripoliSC or ICBM has two types of launches: research weekends and weekends that split between research and sport/commercial.

Our two local clubs are made up of a group of knowledgeable and helpful rocketry enthusiasts who are happy to share their talents and assist those who are just beginning. The monthly launches consist of getting together with friends who share similar interests and having fun while advancing our rocketry research and experience. It is a family atmosphere which will have you feeling at home even if it is your first time on our field.

Come out and fly with us. Directions to our launch site are available at the link above. We look forward to your fligths.

Other helpful links:

  1. The Launch Field (Dalzell)
  2. Our Launch Schedule
  3. Launch and Membership Fees
  4. The Launch Site Rules
  5. Nearby Restaurants
  6. Club Leadership – pending
  7. Link to our vendor – Performance Hobbies
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    Sep 15, 2020
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