Hosted by the Livermore Unit of the National Association of Rocketry (LUNAR) which is Section #534 of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), the Snow Ranch launch events take place 30 miles east of Stockton. Dr. Lynn Cominsky and Kevin John received their level 1 certifications for flights at Snow Ranch and Logan Hill received both his level 1 and 2 certifications there.
Flights at Snow Ranch are capped at M class motors and they have a 15,000 ft altitude waiver. In 2012, Lynn Cominsky, Kevin John, and student assistant Kevin Zack tested prototype payloads.
From left to right; Kevin Zack, Kevin John, and Dr. Cominsky standing with Kevin John’s rocket loaded with a barometric pressure and GPS CanSat and J350 engine.
GPS output from the cansat. The data shows where the payload was turned on, walked from the vehicle to the launch registration tables and then to the launch pad in addition to the flight and landing site.
The rocket on the launch pad and ready to go.
Graph of Altitude vs Time data as taken from the [ X ] payload aboard Kevin John’s rocket.
Graph of the GPS data output (including the walk from the vehicle to the launch registration to the launch pad).