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Southern Alberta Meet postponed

The  Southern Alberta Meet SAM 2010 originall scheduled for Rosebud Alberta May 29 and 30, 2010 has been postponed due to rain.

We will post details when available.

For more details, visit

Pyrotechnician Badge Arrived

My Fireworks Operator Certificate - Pyrotechnician - arrived to day in the mail.  This is the result of the course I took earlier.  Arrived sooner than I expected.

This will allow me to handle all types of rockets motors and a defined class of pyrotechnic effects.

Angelo Castellano

Popular Tags

I have now implemented a method of shown the Blog tags by popularity.

The more popular ones are shown by size.  They will be shown on all blog related pages.

National Sport Launch NSL 2010

Sunward is pround to be a sponsor of the National Sport Launch being held at White Sands, NM May 27 to June 1, 2010. 

For more details, visit

Southern Alberta Meet SAM 2010

Sunward is proud to be a sponsor of the  Southern Alberta Meet SAM 2010 being held at Rosebud Alberta May 29 and 30, 2010. 

For more details, visit

TDG Transportation of Dangerous Goods course

I am currently taking the TDG Transportation of Dangerous Goods course from the for the handling of shipping certain goods through the mail.

Although I only need the information relating to motors, it covers everything.  Almost done.  Only 3 more sessions to go and should be finished later today.  The quiz at the end of each session, which is mandatory, is not easy.  Having notes helps.

Angelo Castellano

Upgraded Newsletter Service

A few changes to the Newsletter service we were using to send out the occasional email.

First, we have changed providers (mailchimp).  The return and sent email address will be the main Sunward Account - .

A little more simple design.  Less clutter to help out with the viewing.

No longer numbering the issues - took too much work.

We have now integrated the adding of your email direct from this site.  So you can checkout and subscribe at the same time.

Twitter now available

Twitter Back on

Keep in touch

We have set up access to our Twitter account again on the site.  You can go to the page via the link menu on the right on by clicking on

Our name is rocket_catapult and the direct link is

New Nose Cones and Design book

We now have available the book Model Rocket Design & Construction Book by Timothy S. Van Milligan, Revised 3rd Edition.  Another addition to the Books and publications section.

Due to popular demand, we also have 2 long nose cones.  One is the BT70 with a nose length of 10 1/2 inches and a BT80 nose cone with a nose length of 9 inches.  Both in stock and ready to ship.

New NOMEX products

We now have the NOMEX products, both blankets and shock cords, now available in Red. A slightly lighter material. (The Ground Cover will not be available in Red.)

Same pricing and also on sale with 25% off.

Our new server is up and it is FAST. Our web site is now moved over to the new CMS (content management system) using Drupal/ Ubercart. One of the world's widely used open source platform. RSS feed is now working on the site, and we now have our blog on our main site.

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