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History of the Portland State Aerospace Society

PSAS group picture, LV1b launch October 7, 2000


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2013-12-17 - Tuesday updates

2013-12-03 - Tuesday updates + digital video, compression and streaming

2013-11-26 - Tuesday meeting

2013-10-30 - Team meeting

2013-03-12 - Chat with Boston University rocket propulsion group

2012-12-18 - Project update, 2013 schedule

2012-10-28 - Umbilical release test

2012-10-09 - Launch Prep

2012-09-11 - Last Chance Fall Launch Date

2012-06-19 - Potential Fall Launch Date

2012-04-24 - Martel Martinez, NASA Dryden, gives talk at PSAS

2012-02-21 - Pick a Spring Launch Date

2011-12-01 - PSAS written up in the Portland Monthly magazine.

2011-11-08 - Team meeting

2011-08-16 - Potential Fall Launch Planning

2011-08-05 - Avionics Team Meeting

2011-07-31 - Attempted July Launch

2011-07-20 - Meeting at PSU and recovery system build at the PSBA

2011-05-31 - Next Launch: July 31, 2011

2011-05-03 - Picking a Launch Date

2011-04-30 - PSAS in the Oregonian

2011-03-02 - Team meeting

2011-02-22 - Re-lauch of general team meetings!

2011-02-15 - PSAS gets SolidWorks 2011

2010-10-17 - **Successful launch** of LV2.3 with roll control in Brothers, Oregon.

2010-10-17 - Launch logistics for launch of LV2.3 with roll control in Brothers, Oregon.

2010-06-27 - **Successful launch of LV2.3** in Brothers, Oregon.

2010-05-23 - Planned launch of LV2.3 **scrubbed** due to weather.

2009-10-02 - Black Rock Desert launch **SCRUBBED**

2009-09-22 - So far a 'Go' for BRD launch, registration info, etc.

2009-06-09 - Next steps! And 802.11a adapters?

2009-05-31 - Successful launch of LV2.3 in Brothers, Oregon

2009-05-12 - Pre-launch logistics meeting

2009-05-01 - Article in Linux Journal

2009-04-21 - Launch decision, todos, and timeline

2008-08-13 - Switched launch dates, airframe update, and avionics update.

2008-07-23 - New avionics folks, nosecone mold finished, OSCON

2008-07-16 - PLUG meeting talk, Airframe planning meeting, and spin table handoff

2008-01-09 - General team meeting

2007-08-29 - Go/No go decision for the BRD 2007 launch

2007-08-08 - General meeting; ikiwiki demo session

2007-06-17 - PSAS End-Of-Year/Dad's Day Picnic/Rocket Launch!

2007-05-02 - "Reflections of a Paleoaerodynamicist", Dr. John McMasters

2007-04-25 - Re-baselining LV2b

2007-01-31 - Intro. and General Meeting

2006-12-16 - "To orbit on a budget" at the Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA

2006-10-17 - PSAS Booth at The Digital Avionics System Conference (DASC) 2006

2006-07-26 - O'Reilly Open Source Convention exhibit

2005-10-06 - General Meeting: what do we do next?

2005-09-01 - General Meeting: Post-mortem analysis of LV2's wreckage

2005-08-20 - A spectacular flight of LV2, but with an unhappy ending

2005-08-13 - System Test at Gabriel Park

2005-08-06 - System Test at Portland International Raceway

2005-08-03 - General Meeting: launch logistics for 8/20 launch

2005-07-09 - System Test at Gabriel Park

2005-07-06 - General Meeting: Planned integration test at Gabriel Park (7/9).

2005-07-03 - System Test at Gabriel Park

2005-02-09 - General Meeting: Launch (almost!) debrief, spaceshipone movie

2005-02-05 - Attempted Launch of LV2 in Millican, Oregon

2005-01-05 - PSAS Advisor wins IBM Scholars Program "Linux on POWER" Innovation Grant

2004-12-12 - System Integration and Test Day

2004-11-29 - PSAS Advisor wins NASA SBIR Grant on Vehicle Health Management

2004-11-03 - General Meeting: updates, integration issues, launch schedule

2004-09-11 - Black Rock Desert work party and dust bath

2004-08-28 - General Meeting and integration workshop at Brian's house

2004-07-17 - PSAS display and workshop at OMSI's "Space Day"

2004-06-21 - Road Trip to Mojave, California for launch of Space Ship One

2004-06-06 - PSAS booth at PDXBOT.04

2003-12-02 - General Meeting: updates, integration issues, scheduling

2003-09-21 - Launch of LV2.2 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada

2003-08-12 - General Meeting: Black Rock details, success criterion

2003-07-19 - OMSI's Space Day: Exhibit and workshop on OMSI's "front deck"

2003-07-15 - General Meeting

2003-07-09 - PSAS exhibit at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland

2003-06-12 - PSAS presentation and exhibit at the USENIX Annual Technical Conference in San Antonio, TX

2003-06-09 - PSAS site Slashdotted due to Wired News article, but stayed up

2003-05-13 - General Meeting: Ixnay summer, aim for 9/19 in Nevada; Need USENIX help

2003-04-01 - General Meeting: rescheduled June 2003 launch

2003-01-28 - EAGLE PCB CAD Workshop

2003-01-07 - 5/4/2003 is freeze and launch call. 1/26 kickoff meeting scheduled.

2002-11-05 - General Meeting: Scheduling for 2003

2002-10-01 - Linux 2.6 lecture at OGI; General Meeting at McMenamin's Cornelius Pass Road House

2002-09-22 - Successful launch of LV2 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada

2002-08-01 - Announcement: 8/3 launch canceled due to fire danger

2002-07-31 - General Meeting: Launch logistics for 8/3

2002-07-20 - System Test at OMSI's Space Day

2002-07-09 - General Meeting: Launch logistics for 8/3

2002-06-04 - General Meeting: Reschedule of 6/21 launch to 8/3

2002-05-19 - Booth at PDXBOT.02

2002-05-01 - General Meeting

2002-04-10 - General Meeting

2002-02-06 - General Team Meeting

2001-12-11 - Twiki lesson, planning for next launch.

2001-09-04

2001-08-07

2001-02-06 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

2001-01-09 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

2000-11-02 - Lecture by Rainier Anacker: Build a small Rocket for L.E.O. (10 kg Payload)

2000-10-07 - Successful launch of LV1b in Bend, OR

2000-09-03 - Launch scrub of LV1b in Bend, OR

2000-07-19 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

2000-07-16 - LV1b telemetry system test #2

2000-07-12 - General Meeting & Task List in PCAT 103

2000-07-05 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

2000-06-07 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

2000-05-11 - PSAS wins Oregon Space Grant

2000-05-05 - LV1b telemetry system test

2000-05-03 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

2000-04-01 - PSAS exhibit at OMSI Russian Rocketry event

2000-02-02 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

1999-12-01 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

1999-10-20 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

1999-10-02 - System Tests

1999-09-17 - Launch scrub in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada

1999-09-13 - Rolleron Test

1999-09-06 - System Tests

1999-07-18 - OMSI Space Celebration

1999-07-07 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

1999-06-16 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

1999-04-21 - General Meeting in PCAT 103

1999-04-11 - Successful launch of LV1 in Bend, OR

1999-04-07 - Payload and Recovery Tests IV

1999-01-28 - Payload and Recovery Tests III

1998-11-17 - Payload and Recovery Tests II

1998-11-08 - Payload and Recovery Tests

1998-10-26 - Launch scrub of LV1 in Bend, OR

1998-08-02 - Group trip to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada

1998-07-18 - OMSI Space Days

1998-06-07 - Successful launch of LV0 in Monroe, WA

1998-05-24 - Launch scrubbed of LV0 in Bend, OR


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