The Tripoli Rocketry Associationtriplogo

HARA is chartered prefecture #80 of the Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and operation of experimental amateur high power rocketry. Initially founded in 1964 as a high school science club, the Tripoli Rocketry Society integrated both rocketry and space science. Facilitated by the deregulation of the aviation industry during the Reagan Administration, amateur rocketry saw a growth towards high power activities. The Tripoli Rocketry Association was incorporated as a national organization in 1987, with a focus on self-regulating advanced High-Power Rocketry (HPR).
Tripoli provides insurance for organized launches, administers a member certification program for flying high power rockets, and performs testing and certification of commercial hobby rocket motors. Tripoli has expanded internationally over the years, and currently has clubs in many different countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Tripoli organizes many rocket launches, both regional events hosted by local prefectures and larger international launches like LDRS (“Large Dangerous Rocket Ships”) and BALLS.
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