This page is the main source for our logistics and other misc. information. From here you can access the latest information on Logistics for upcoming launches; the standard launch and checkout scripts and checklists; equipment inventories; and packing lists.
- CurrentBringList: The current "what to bring and who brings it" list (currently for August 2005 launch)
- CurrentCheckList: The current launch checklist for our upcoming launch (currently for August 2005 launch)
- : A list of helpful and/or necessary people to talk to when setting up the launch.
- HamOperators: People with a ham radio license and their call signs.
- reduce and centralize materials needed for launch
- consider moving even more toward using totes
- totes belong to a particular site/function; try not to have totes with some items for the tower, some for launch control
- each tote is labeled and has a list of its contents
- each item for that tote is labeled with the same designation, so packing up after the launch is less error-prone
- track which totes go in which vehicles, to make sure they all get packed
- reduce bulk of BBQ antenna bases by adding hinges or moving to a lightweight base that can be weighed down with sandbags/sand-filled buckets
- packing tube for chicken wire
- streamline launch setup
- split out checklist and identify opportunities for parallelization, as well as points where the team needs to checkpoint and regroup
- use integration tests to build a timetable with the expected duration of each portion of the checklist
- improve data gathering/recovery
- black box for flash card in rocket
- armored boxes for cameras at launch tower?
- if at an OROC event, make sure we know who's in charge and stay in contact with them
- designated drivers? for trips to tower, to ATV setup, to bathrooms if necessary (preferably all-terrain vehicles)
- net coordinator, so we comply with ham rules
- if possible, identify medically trained individuals
- generate signs to get the site, and put someone in charge of collecting them after the launch
- need a medical kit, perhaps one mobile and one base camp
- do prep work to use recovery team sightings
people the 21 September 2002 launch of LV2 at Black Rock
- The launch manual for the 21 September 2002 launch of LV2
- CheckLists for the launch teams.
- LarrysCheckLists for this launch
- for PSAS
- DeploymentSchedule for AY2002-2003
PsuStudentClub - On formalizing our status as a student club at PSU. Tips and posters for advertising general meetings to students.
OpenSourceLicenses - how we deal with open sourcing our works.
- CST/FAA regulations governing amatuer launch vehicles
- Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets
Sponsors - Current sponsors of the program.
Other organizations to check out:
- Aerospace Industries Association
- American Astronautical Society
- National Space Club
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Institute For Space Nuclear Power Studies (ISNPS)
- International Astronomical Union (IAU)
- American Astronomical Society (AAS)
- National Space Society (NSS)
- Planetary Society
- The Aerospace Corporation
- Aerospace Technology Enterprise - NASA
- Eaton Aerospace
- Kistler Aerospace
- We're looking at getting a new logo - see logo