Fire On The Farm

Fire On The Farm (FOTF) is our first large launch each year, held in April. This is a multi-day event, with commercial motors on Saturday and research launches on Sunday.

Nebraska Heat

Once per summer, THOR sponsors Nebraska Heat, our big launch of the summer. Nebraska Heat is held at the Pickrell launch site, as a two day event, using the same format as FOTF.

BOB Launch

BOB is our last large launch of the year, held in October. This is a multi-day event, with commercial motors on Saturday and research launches on Sunday.

Our 2014 waiver for all Jansen, NE launch days is 17,000 MSL.


Vendors

Wildman Rocketry on-site for most multi-day launches.

Off We Go Rocketry on-site for most of our monthly launches.

Please contact vendor for specific on site availability

Please help us support these vendors.


2014 Launch Schedule

Jansen Launch Status: Canceled

March
1 Papillion, NE Noon - 2PM
15 Jansen, NE 10AM - 4PM Canceled due to forecasted weather conditions
April
6 Papillion, NE Noon - 2PM
26 - 27 Fire On The Farm Jansen, NE
10AM - 4PM Canceled due to forecasted weather conditions
May
4 Papillion, NE Noon - 2PM
17 Jansen, NE 10AM - 4PM
June
1 Papillion, NE Noon - 2PM
21 Nebraska Heat Jansen, NE 10AM - 4PM Sunday CANCELLED
July
6 Papillion, NE Noon - 2PM
12 Jansen, NE 10AM - 4PM The launch is canceled.
August
3 Papillion, NE Noon - 2PM
16 Jansen, NE 10AM - 4PM
September
7 Papillion, NE Noon - 2PM
20 Jansen, NE 10AM - 4PM
October
5 Papillion, NE Noon - 2PM
18 - 19 BOB Jansen, NE 10AM - 4PM
November
2 Papillion, NE Noon - 2PM
15 Jansen, NE 10AM - 4PM Canceled due to forecasted weather conditions

Launch Sites

Papillion, NE

Low power launches (rockets under 1 pound and less than 62.5g of propellant) are held the first Sunday of every month in Papillion at 1100 Lincoln Road.

To get there, go west on Lincoln Road from 84th street in Papillion until you get to the abandoned driving range on the north side of the road.

Launches here are scheduled for the first Sunday of the month and are informal. Please show respect for anyone else making use of the fields.


Jansen, NE

Our high power launches are held on private land 2.5 east of Jansen, NE.

Driving from Beatrice:
1. Starting at Highway 77 and Highway 136 in Beatrice follow Highway 136 West for 18.2 miles
2. Turn south on 576th road for 3 miles. This puts you at the intersection and the pastures are on the northwest and southwest corners. (576th road is approximately 2-1/2 miles before Jansen, if you get to Jansen you are 2.5 miles to far west.)

Driving from Beatrice: (staying on the hard top as long as possible)
1. Starting at Highway 77 and Highway 136 in Beatrice follow Highway 136 West for 13.1 miles.
2. Turn south on Highway 103 for 6 miles.
3. Turn west on PWF/711th road(there is a cemetery on the east side of 103) Travel west for 5 miles to 576th rd.
4. Turn north and travel 1 mile to the site. This puts you at the intersection and the pastures are on the northwest and southwest corners.

Driving From Fairbury:
1. Starting on the south side of Fairbury at the Highway 15 , Highway 8, PWF/711 road junction, go east on PWF/711 road for 7.5 miles to 576th road (you will know you have the correct road if you go by the Jefferson county fairgrounds).
2. Turn North and travel 1 mile to Site. This puts you at the intersection and the pastures are on the northwest and southwest corners.

As the Jansen site is on private land, please do not make use of this site without advance permission.

Flyers 18 years and older must be a NAR or Tripoli member to fly.


Parking on the road only. No vehicles in the pasture.


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