September 2022 meeting

by Keith Yoerg, Secretary, RRS.ORG


The Reaction Research Society held our monthly meeting on September 9th. It was the first in-person meeting in 31 months We met at the front office of the Compton/Woodley Airport at our usual starting time of 7:30pm. This was a new location for us and we are grateful to the staff of Los Angeles County for their hospitality.

We still held our teleconference which continues to allow our members living far from the city to join us. We will stay at this location for the next two more meetings to decide if this will be our permanent location.

September meeting agenda

  1. Review of recent MTA/rocket events:
  2. Upcoming MTA events
    • Bathroom work to continue this month
    • New concrete launch pad
    • USC RPL testing campaign
  3. Catching-up in person

This is a placeholder until the full meeting minutes can be transferred.

Our next meeting will be on October 14 at the same location at the front office of the Compton/Woodley Airport. We will meet every 2nd Friday of each month. Contact the RRS secretary for information.


Returning to In-Person Monthly Meetings, Sept. 9, 2022

by Dave Nordling, President, RRS.ORG


It is with great pleasure that the RRS executive council has decided to restart in-person monthly meetings starting Friday, September 9, 2022. It has been over two and a half years since we last met on February 2020.

We will meet at a NEW LOCATION which is the front office of the Compton/Woodley Airport at 901 West Alondra Blvd, Compton, CA, 90220. Meeting starts at 7:30pm, please arrive early.

Compton/Woodley Airport is between Central and Wilmington Avenues.

There is plenty of parking in front of the building and on the street. Members can also park inside the airport if desired. Only the left gate is operational.

Front office for the Compton/Woodley Airport.

This will be our regular meeting location for the next three months as we determine if it is sufficient for a permanent location,

All monthly meetings are on the 2nd Friday of every month.

COVID-19 has prevented in-person meetings until now, but the threat of contagion is still with us. We expect all attendees to comply with local mask mandates if they return.

The teleconference feature will remain as a permanent featuree for those wishing to attend from afar,

Contact the RRS secretary to join us,

secretary@rrs.org


August 2022 monthly meeting

by Keith Yoerg, Secretary, Reaction Research Society


The RRS held its monthly meeting on Friday, August 12, 2022, by teleconference starting 7:30pm. The agenda was below.

  1. Review of recent MTA/rocket events, reports are posted on the website
    • 7/9 & 7/16: Work parties at MTA to install bathroom container (video Keith made of the delivery with the drone)
    • 7/21: Aerospace Ccorporation intern launch event
    • 7/25-7/31: Michigan liquid engine hot fire test campaign
  2. Upcoming MTA events
    • Bathroom work to continue in September
    • Other planned events are
      • USC RPL pad work
      • USC propellant sample testing
      • and a USC RPL static fire
      • Bill Claybaugh is preparing a new pad for launching heavier rockets from the MTA
      • Bill Ca;ybaugh will launch his six-inch rocket from a new rail launcher
  3. Social media milestone reached: 1,000 Instagram followers
  4. Preferences for future monthly meetings:
    • Monthly in-person (w/ zoom option) is something desired by many
    • In-person 4x per year (zoom other months), some supported the idea, other thought it may be confusing
    • Other ideas included meeting at a new location at the Compton Airport front office
  5. Other items addressed by the Executive Council this month:
    • Looking into society workshop/workspace at the Compton airport
    • Addition of more/semi-permanent high power launch pads
    • RRS membership has surpassed 2021 levels
    • Progress still being made on website update, hope to show something next month

Our next meeting will be September 9th. Contact the RRS secretary for details.

The Reaction Research Society reaches a milestone in our social media campaign.