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Charles J. (Chuck) Piper III

Adobe Valley Rocket Club
Patterson, CA

Chuck Piper will be presenting at the Build Your Own Rocket panel. He is a professional rocket propellant engineer, and was also a pioneer in the development of amateur high-power rocketry. He will be showing slides of rocket launches that took place from the early 1970s through the 1980's at the Smoke Creek site, near Black Rock, NV. He adapted the use of asphalt-perchlorate propellent (GALCIT) to educational and amateur rocketry, creating a series of high-performing single and multi-stage rockets (BR1, BR2, SR1). A three-stage version, launched in 1979, achieved 100,000 + ft altitude.


My Panelists Sessions

Sunday, January 20

3:30pm PST