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NYPOWER history
#1
Was the 1st NYPOWER the one that also became a NSL at the last minute? Has anyone here been around long enough to know this? Am I the only old person here?

Jim
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#2
I wish I could answer that question for, but unfortunately I've only been a MARS member for ten years! I hope someone can pop in and answer your question!
MaryBeth Clune L3
M2100 MG
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#3
I am told a few nypowers were NYP\NSL or NYP\NARAM even an NYP\LDRS i am told...
one thing is for sure NYPOWER was a first of it kind!
Bill Clune L2 | NAR#88583
MARS Club|SRC|METRA|MDRA - Forever
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#4
(01-09-2016, 08:21 PM)jsekol Wrote: Was the 1st NYPOWER the one that also became a NSL at the last minute? Has anyone here been around long enough to know this? Am I the only old person here?

Jim

The first NYPOWER was in 1993. MARS wanted to hold a sport launch to complement the NYSPACE NAR regional competition that floated between the Albany ASTRE NAR section, the Syracuse SRB NAR section, and MARS.  I coined both of the launch names.  NYSPACE=NY Spacemodeling Competition, and NYPOWER sounded like "High Power", so I thought that would be cool.

In the early 90's, HPR flyers (like myself) would have to travel to the Danville (IL/IN) launches or Culpepper (VA) launches to find a waiver. Some MARS members would carpool to those launches. Earlier than that, a Tripoli prefecture in Eastern NY would have an HPR launch near Cobelskill NY (I can't remember what the waiver was, I only went to that launch once).

The Geneseo field was originally secured for modroc-only launches, especially NAR contests,in '91.  Dan Wolf and I got the first waiver at Geneseo to allow monthly HPR without having to travel out of state. I previously had one small waiver near Syracuse, but the field there was too close to air traffic to do much good. IIRC, the Geneseo monthly launches alternated as HPR/modroc-contest in the early 90's, to satisfy the needs of all MARS members.

  The NYPOWER launch in 1997 (4th NYPOWER) became NSL at the last minute because the original site for NSL fell through. Trip barber asked us to host it, seeing that we already had a large Regional Sport Launch already scheduled, and we held NARAM 37 there 2 years prior.  1997 was the first year MARS used the 32-pad launch system I designed and Rich Savory helped build.

   The numbering of NYPOWER takes into consideration the years that were missed. I believe 1995 was skipped due to NARAM 37. There was also LDRS in 2004 (just after I moved to the Southwest). I'm not sure which other years were skipped (2006 and 2010) and why, but other here should know this most recent history.

BTW, Jim, I still have my "Sekol Pad" and use it all the time. 

  -John DeMar
   NAR 52094/TRA 10273 L3
   Las Cruces, NM

Here's my best guess at the NYPOWER numbering. Unsure about 2006 and 2010. Anyone know?

1993  1
1994  2
1995     NARAM 37 (no NYPOWER)
1996  3
1997  4 and NSL
1998  5
1999  6
2000  7
2001  8 (also hosted NARAM 43 later)
2002  9
2003  10 and NSL
2004  LDRS
2005  11
2006     (no launch?)
2007  12
2008  13
2009  14
2010     (no launch)
2011  15
2012  16 and NSL
2013  17
2014  18
2015  19
2016  20

 -John DeMar
  NAR 52094/TRA 10273 L3
  Las Cruces, NM
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#5
2010 was 15
2011 was 16
2012 was nsl no nyp
2013 was 17
Bill Clune L2 | NAR#88583
MARS Club|SRC|METRA|MDRA - Forever
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#6
Thanks, Bill.

Here's the corrected list. It might be interesting to collect information on the waiver for each launch, too.

1993  1
1994  2
1995     NARAM 37 (no NYPOWER)
1996  3
1997  4 and NSL
1998  5
1999  6
2000  7
2001  8 (also hosted NARAM 43 later)
2002  9
2003  10 and NSL
2004      LDRS
2005  11
2006     (no launch)
2007  12
2008  13
2009  14
2010  15
2011  16
2012     NSL
2013  17
2014  18
2015  19
2016  20

 -John DeMar
  NAR 52094/TRA 10273 L3
  Las Cruces, NM
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#7
John there had to be something in 06 I was there (casually still) I have a feeling it may have been a BRS thing, I remember something about NY/HI Power????
I even still have a name badge Al Sterner gave me it said NY/HI Power...

I Feel a New page boiling up for the Website.... John do you have any photos even crappy of the early days??
Robert DeHate sent me some I had forgotten how glorious NYPOWER was before 14
Bill Clune L2 | NAR#88583
MARS Club|SRC|METRA|MDRA - Forever
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(01-19-2016, 12:22 AM)jdemar Wrote: BTW, Jim, I still have my "Sekol Pad" and use it all the time.

Cool, glad to hear it's still in service. I believe that one was from the batch of 8 (I think) made for the '97 NYPOWER/NSL launch.

Thanks for the history lesson, and good to hear from you.
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#9
Nat Kinsey I bet could tell us about the mystery of 2006.
Bill Clune L2 | NAR#88583
MARS Club|SRC|METRA|MDRA - Forever
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#10
2006 was the first year of the alternate July launches between MARS and BRS. 2006 was indeed NY-HiPower.  2007 BRS was gone.
John Derimiggio
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