[NRVR-Members] Fw: Need help with rocket launch Saturday June 11

Weeks, Thomas t.weeks at vt.edu
Mon Jun 6 15:38:51 CDT 2022

Bob and I are overseeing the NASA sponsored CatSAT even this weekend..  There's going to be over 200 students there.. details below.

If anyone is interested.. this is not a public luanch, but will still be a really cool event.  We're doing setup Thursday and (mainly) Fri afternoon if anyone wants to join us.. On Saturday we could also use some non-certified student helpers (helping retriev rockets), and maybe 4-5 certified, HP pad managers.  Free food and drinks for all helpers..

We also have a Sunday rain date (if Saturday washes out).

Ask Bob if you have any questions..


From: Bob Schoner <bschoner56 at vt.edu>
Sent: Monday, June 6, 2022 2:57 PM
To: Kruse, Hanna <hannak at vt.edu>; Mushung, Trevor <trevorlm at vt.edu>; Jones, Kody <kodyjonesfc44 at vt.edu>; Mills, Gabe <gtmills2001 at vt.edu>
Cc: Shinpaugh, Kevin <kashin at exchange.vt.edu>; Weeks, Thomas <t.weeks at vt.edu>
Subject: Need help with rocket launch Saturday June 11

Virginia Tech is hosting the international CanSat competition. youtube video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGsaUHy38qk<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfGsaUHy38qk&data=05%7C01%7Ct.weeks%40vt.edu%7C66d78dd350ac4fc6c13408da47ee5f00%7C6095688410ad40fa863d4f32c1e3a37a%7C0%7C0%7C637901386374896175%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=wgcdw1V78ymMzBSC7vrYo6UHG3GBD3tepUvMLvkyqzU%3D&reserved=0>

This is a payload competition using identical rockets on J impulse motors to boost the cansats to approximately 2500 feet where they must perform a specific task and land safely.

We will need at least 10 people to help load rockets,on the pads, and help retrieve rockets from the field. It is very likely that there is an opportunity to launch one of your personal rockets before the competition begins so we can get an idea of upper level winds and landing area.

We need help and you do not need to be a certified flyer to help us. We will provide lunch and all the water you can drink.  There will be about 25 rockets launched from 1 to 6 and we need to have helpers show up at noon on Saturday June 11.

Please pass this on to any friends who are in or near Blacksburg this weekend. Your help is greatly appreciated.


Bob Schoner  Assistant Manager - Advanced Engineering Design Lab (AEDL)
Virginia Tech | College of Engineering
501 Industrial Park Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060
540.231.1457, bschoner56 at vt.edu<mailto:bschoner56 at vt.edu>
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