Due to the NOAA weather forecast of "mostly cloudy" on Sunday, we're officially scrubbing the May 23rd launch of LV2.3. We're rescheduling for June 27th; more news on this next week.
The launch of Launch Vehicle No. 2.3 (LV2's third airframe) with roll control is taking place at Oregon Rocketry's "Spring Thunder" launch. We'll be launch on Sunday May 23rd between 12:00pm and 3:00pm on an "N2000W" motor which should loft us to above 20,000 ft. We're planning on flying an active Roll Control module on this flight, which will actively correct the rocket's roll rate and position.
South of Brothers, Oregon at Oregon Rocketry's flight line (Click here for a map of coordinates +43.79942 -120.65086). For more explicit directions, see Oregon Rocketry's directions page.
|10:00am - 3:00pm||Sunday 5/16||GSE and rocket prep at Tim's house. Andrew bring's tents.|
|7:00pm - 10:00pm||Tuesday 5/18||Final go/no-go decision on launch (depends on rocket and weather).|
|TBD||Friday 5/21||Inventory components, go over checklists, last minute details.|
|8:00am||Saturday 5/22||Meet at Tim's house in Tigard, and pack up remaining rocketry supplies. Go over final checklists.|
|10:00am - 2:30pm||Saturday 5/22||Drive to Brothers, Oregon launch site (4.5 hour drive).|
|3:00pm - 7:00pm||Saturday 5/22||Set up in Brothers. Watch other rocket flights. TRA members fly L1 and L2 certification flights.|
|Evening||Saturday 5/22||Final prep, marshmallow roast, star viewing.|
|8:00am - 12:00pm||Sunday 5/23||Final prep, watch other rocket launches.|
|12:00pm - 2:00pm||Sunday 5/23||Target time for launch of LV2.|
|2:00pm - 4:00pm||Sunday 5/23||Recovery LV2, pack up, watch other launches.|
|4:00pm - Evening||Sunday 5/23||Dinner in Bend, return to Portland (4.5 hour drive)|
Who's going, when, and what car. Use this space for coordinating rides.
- Andrew, with van, can take 3 people.
- Dave, in white compensator, ? people.
- Dan, in black compensator, ? people.
- Ben, in Suburban, 6 people.
- Rob and Chris, but probably Friday evening (could haul 2 people)
People who need rides:
- Nathan, Jeremy, Sarah, Jamey, Dung, Hai, Tim
- Josh, but can't haul people
People who need rides:
- You can camp out at the launch site, but you must observe OROC's site regulations.
- There are several hotels and motels nearby.
- Everyone needs to bring their own food.
- Maybe do pizza Saturday night?
- Andrew will bring will food for everyone, and you owe him big time you lazy bastards.
TBD! If it's scheduled for thunder storms, we'll scrub. Else, and most likely, it'll be sunny to partly sunny. Here's the current weather forcast for that area.
- Radios: Amateur band 146.430 MHz, FRS Channel 6, and GMRS channel ? (please bring spare radios)
- CAMCORDERS AND CAMERAS AND TRIPODS
- GPS (please bring spare GPS receivers)
- Binoculars (please bring spare binoculars)
- Sun!! hats, sunglasses, sunscreen
- Modified saw horses for the rocket
- Two awnings with sides and stakes
- Quiet-ish generator (Thanks Doug!)
- Yellow caution tape for coax to antennas + guy wires.
- Food and snacks
- Fire Extinguisher
- RA Drill (Sand screws)
- Climbing harnes
- 1/4 20 2" bolts and nuts
- Label maker
- TODO: rocket and GSE checklists.
- Flight Director Andrew
- "Guidance" Dan (roll control)
- FIDO Nathan
- Telemetry Jamey
- LTO Dave - 2010-05-23 Launch SOPs
- RSO Bart
- Recovery Casey (Hams: Josh, Jamey, Andrew, Sarah, Ben, Dave, Bart, James?)
- PAO Jeremy (interface with OROC)
- ARTS guy: Dave
- Photo: Nathan and Ben and that guy with the camera
Motor: Dave interfaces with Justyn Palmer (helpers: all L1 people)
Certs on Saturday: Andrew, Nathan, Bart, Ben, Casey, Jeremy, Dave, Dan, Doug