Rocketry

The NAVRO activities spans the whole range of the rocketry hobby, from small model rockets, the greater HPR rockets to advanced amateur rockets. Follow a link below to find the type of rocketry you are interested in:

A model rocket.

Model rocketry: Designing, building and launching of model rockets in accordance with the NAR safety code. Typically these rockets vary in size between 10cm and 100cm, but are usually between 20cm and 40cm. Model rockets are built using commercially available parts or kits and motors. It is an activity of our youth members, but adult members enjoy it as well.

An HPR rocket.

High Power Rocketry (HPR): Designing, building and launching of HPR rockets in accordance with the Tripoli safety code. For the experienced rocketeer HPR is the logical follow up on model rockets, both in size and engineering challenge. Although similar in size and performance to amateur rockets, HPR rockets are built using commercially available kits or parts and motors.

An amateur rocket.

Amateur rocketry: Designing, building and launching of amateur rockets. This class of rockets is the ultimate challenge for non-professional rocketeers. The challenge is to design and build the whole rocket, including motor and electronics. Building an amateur rocket requires an array of specialised skills and therefore amateur rockets are usually built as a team effort. The team members contribute there skills, whether they are learned at school, work or the NAVRO, on mechanics, chemistry, electronics, mathematics and software.