In addition to regular Saturday Launch all-member meetings, Space Race teams meet once a week to work on their independent rocketry projects.
Throughout the first few weeks of the semester, XSpace members have been familiarizing themselves with OpenRocket, which is Launch Initiative's primary rocketry design program. All members are encouraged to install the program on their computer because of its usefulness in running simulation on rockets that they will be working out throughout the year. Most members of the Space Race teams are also participating in the Level 1 program. For those with OpenRocket installed, Level 1 designs and simulations have been carried out to give new members an idea of what components are important in a model rocket and of just how powerful and L1 rocket is.
On Saturday, September 29th, several XSpace members were able to attend their first Upstate Rocketry Research Group (URRG) launch in Potter, NY. Going to the launch was a great experience to see some of the opportunities that being a rocketry association member opens up. New members were also able to witness some of the pre-launch procedures, such as installing motors, that take place before one's rocket goes on the launch rail.