RCS IERT "Advanced Propellant Formulation and Processing Course" Announced October 17, 2003 Web posted at: 12:40 PM EDT
Cedar City, UT ( ROL Newswire ) -- RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc. is pleased to announce the inception of its RCS Institute of Experimental Rocket Technology (IERT) "Advanced Propellant Formulation and Processing Course". The course will be taught by Gary C. Rosenfield, president of RCS, founder of AeroTech, Inc. and co-inventor of the reloadable hobby rocket motor. Gary will personally instruct course participants in the most important and relevant information concerning composite propellant formulation and manufacture that he's learned in over 30 years of experimental, hobby and military/industrial rocketry experience.
This is not the typical "make it-take it" EX course. It is intended for the more experienced experimental rocket enthusiasts who want to raise their knowledge of propellant chemistry and manufacturing techniques to an entirely new level. A mixture of theoretical and practical instruction will be emphasized, and the information provided will have direct application to real-world experimental rocketry activities. The three-day seminar will be presented in both a lecture format at the course hotel and live demonstrations inside the RCS/AeroTech manufacturing facility. A complete and detailed tour of the facility will be included.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have read Terry McCreary's book "Experimental Composite Propellant", be NAR or Tripoli level 2 or 3 certified and U.S citizens. 100% cotton clothing must be worn when working in the propellant processing rooms. Participants must not be affiliated with commercial rocket propellant or rocket motor manufacturing enterprises.
Course participants will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase engineering drawing packages for specialized mixing and casting tooling, propellant machining equipment and an adjustable motor static test stand fixture, as well as premixes for popular brand-name propellant formulations. Graduates of the course will qualify for a 15% discount on all RCS rocket motor components and chemicals.
The course will be held on November 13 - 15, November 20 - 22, December4 - 6 and December 11 - 13, 2003, and will be limited to three (3) to seven (7) participants each. Other dates will be announced at regular intervals. A detailed information sheet, registration form and participation contract for the course may be downloaded from the "Classes" page on the RCS website at
Source: RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.