Research and Development
Abbreviation R&D
Event Type Miscellaneous
Pink Book Rule 63
Weighting Factor
Flight Attempts Allowed 1
10.4 Applicable? N/A
Pink Book Rule #63

Research and Development Competition is open to any NAR member who is performing research, or engineering new developments, in which model rocketry plays a primary part. The purpose of this competition is to stimulate new concepts, approaches, and ideas in:

  • Advancing the state-of-the-art of model rocketry; or
  • Using model rocketry as a research tool.

Projects previously entered in a meet with a contest factor greater than or equal to the current meet may not be accepted as an entry unless the contestant has demonstrated that significant new work has been done.[1]


  1. "2007 Pink Book." National Association of Rocketry. 05 Oct 2007. National Association of Rocketry. 2 Dec 2007 <>.