The Kansas Organization for Spacemodeling (KOSMO) is a group of families and individuals in Kansas that have a common interest in model rocketry. KOSMO is a chartered Section of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR).
Fri, Jun 1, 2018 — The weather forecast has been consistant throughout the week. We are expecting a lot of wind Saturday, but the weather looks really nice for Sunday. As a result, the launch will be scrubbed for Sat, and only be on Sun. To compensate for that, launch operations will begin at 8:00am Sunday morning.
Tue, May 29, 2018 — At this time it looks like Sat may have the potential for some wind. Sunday, however, looks pretty nice. Stay tuned for more information as we approach the weekend.
The 38th annual Kansas Rocket Aero Modeler's Open (KRAMO) will be held at the Kansas State Fair Grounds in Hutchinson, KS on June 2-3. This is our annual contest launch. This year's event will be a National Rocketry Competion sanctioned event. Any NRC event may be flown and those results will be submitted to the NAR for standing in the national contest. You do not, however, need to be a NAR member to participate in the contest. Event and overall contest awards will be given. Please see the KRAMO page on this site for all of the details.
The record dry conditions and the Kansas winds have made scheduling rocket launches difficult this year. The March Spring Fling launch was canceled after three attempts. We finally did get a low-power launch in on April 7th in Hutchinson. It started out as a cold day, but got nicer as the day wore on. The next launch is scheduled for May 5, again in Hutchinson. Here's to fair weather and calm winds.
The first KOSMO launch of 2018 is coming up in just over a month. Spring Fling will be on Saturday, March 3, new Ellinwood, KS. This in one of our high power launches. We will have an FAA waiver for up to 10,000ft above ground level. Low and mid-power rockets will be flown as well. If the weather doesn't cooperate we have alternate dates scheduled fro March 10 and March 17. Stay tuned to the web site for up to the minute updates.
The launch scheduled for April 21 in Hutchinson has been changed to Saturday, April 7, due to a conflict at the State Fair Grounds. The change has been made on the Launch Dates page.
The launch schedule for 2018 has been posted. Please see the Launch Dates page for all of the details. Additionally, the events for KRAMO were decided. KRAMO will be a NAR Rocketry Competion (NRC) sanctioned launch. All of these details can be found on the KRAMO Page.