Alberta Launches Sites
These are the current rocket launch sites in Alberta organized by launch classification. These sites include Model-Rocket, Mid-Power and High-Power launch locations.
The information on each site includes directions, permissible motor classes and altitude ceilings.
Launch Site Motor Classifications
- Model Rockets: A - D
- Mid-Power Rockets: E - G
- High-Power Rockets: H - M+
Model-Rocket Launch Sites
Unless otherwise specified, Model or Low-Powered rocket launch sites are generally restricted to A - D class motors. These motors are limited to a maximum of 20 N-s impulse. Expected altitudes using these motors is generally less than 300m.
Model rocket launches are hosted by the Airdrie Space Science Club at the C.W. Perry School. Model rockets flown at this field are limited to A - C class motors, with a total impulse of less than 10 N-s.
The Southern Alberta Meet (SAM) is an annual multi-day Model Rocket competion held every summer in Rosebud, Alberta.
Mid-Power Launch Sites
Mid-powered rockets can use E - G class motors of up to 160 N-s impulse. These can provide for flights with altitudes up to 1,000m. Certification is not required to fly mid-powered motors in Canada.
The Dalroy location is a Mid-power launch site a short drive East of the City of Calgary. The event is hosted by the Calgary Rocketry club.
High-Power Launch Sites
The ability to fly High-powered rockets in Canada is governed by a 4-Level certification process overseen by the Canadian Association of Rocketry (CAR). The motors a flyer is eligible to use is based on their current certification Level. Membership in CAR (or an affiliate organization such as Tripoli) is required to participate in High-Powered launches in Canada.
This High-power Launch takes place each Spring at a site about 35km North of Hanna, Alberta.
The Fall Fire High-power launch is held each Fall near the town of Kitscoty, Alberta.
The Rock Lake launch is a high-power event held near Wrentham, Alberta every June.
The Sullivan Lake launch is a high-power event held near Wrentham, Alberta every September.
The Viking High-power Launch takes place each winter a few kilometers East of Viking, Alberta. The event is hosted by the Edmonton Rocketry club.