PSAS/ news/ 2000-05-11 - PSAS wins Oregon Space Grant

"Student Design of a Modular Sounding Rocket"

SGicon.jpgThe Portland State Aerospace Society under the coordination of Professor James McNames and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Portland State University has succeeded in winning a grant under the Oregon Space Grant Small Grants Program.

The grant will make possible the design, construction, testing and eventual launch of our next launch vehicle, LV2. The budget and time line outline an aggressive plan that will culminate in the launch of the vehicle in the Fall of 2001 at the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

The vehicle will use inexpensive, off-the-shelf components to develop an electrically and physically modular, fault-tolerant, and adaptable vehicle that will serve as a valuable platform for future education and research projects.

Download a copy of the OSG 2.8.pdf (.pdf version) adobe.gif16k

A big thanks to the members of the Oregon Space Grant Consortium, the PSU ECE department, and everyone else who helped to make this possible!!