Rocket Test Group

To enhance rocket ground test operational effort, reduce ground test costs and facilitate activation of new facilities.

RTG is an entirely volunteer organization of rocket test facility operators.

RTG 37 is a Roaring Success!

Updated on March 12, 2012

ATK Bacchus, Magna, UT, and ATK Promontory, Promontory Point, UT, hosted RTG on September 7-8, 2011, alongside the firing of the DM-3 5 segment solid motor test firing. The test was the last motor firing for the Ares program. Before viewing the firing, RTG members enjoyed a close up look at the motor, briefings on the test stand and test objectives, and a chance to ask technical questions. Attendees also enjoyed a tour of the solid propellant mixing processes at ATK Bacchus. Along with the tours and solid motor briefings, attendees presented and discussed their recent work, tests, and facility upgrades.