Join us on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Lake Meredith, Colorado, to watch the 41-foot-tall Future Heavy Super Sport rocket take flight with nearly 40 payloads built by interns from Ball Aerospace and K-12 students from around the country. No registration or RSVP is required to attend this year.
The 10th anniversary event will make a splash – literally – as the Future Heavy will land in Lake Meredith following liftoff. Fifteen of the nearly 40 payloads are competing to win up to $5,000 as part of a competition to return to a designated area after leaving the rocket.
In addition to the Future Heavy SS launch, ULA interns and mentors will launch four additional high-power sport rockets.
8 a.m. Viewing Opportunity for Future Heavy Super Sport on Launch Pad
8–8:45 a.m. K-12 Payload Installations (Non-competition Payloads)
8–9:30 a.m. K-12 Payload Installations (Competition Payloads)
9:45 a.m. Future Heavy Super Sport Rocket and Launch Pad Go Vertical
10 a.m. Event Access Gates Closed (Lockdown Until After Launches are Complete)
Clear Pad, Spectators Return to Spectator Areas
10:20 a.m. Launch of I-class High-power Sport Rocket
10:25 a.m. Drag Race Launch of Three H-class High-power Sport Rockets
10:30 a.m. Launch of Future Heavy Super Sport
11:30 a.m. Award Ceremony in Payload Target Area 52
Please note the schedule is subject to change based on safety, technical items and weather conditions.
Future Heavy SS is a 41-foot-tall, high-power sport rocket. Powered by four I-class, two M-class, and four N-class engines, the single-stage rocket will generate approximately 4,700 pounds of thrust off the launch pad.