For more details on the launch, please see the Launch results page.
The rest of this page is information on the logistics of the launch.
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.
Shortcut: here's a quick way to get from Portland to Millican, which is right next to Brothers: link
For lots of info about the rocket including models see our airframe page.
|Tuesday 10/12||7:00pm - 10:00pm||Final go/no-go decision on launch (depends on weather).|
|Saturday 10/16||8:00am - 10:30am||Meet at Tim's house in Tigard: Final checklists, coordinateion and packing.|
|Saturday 10/16||10:30am - 3:00pm||Drive to Brothers, Oregon launch site (4.5 hour drive).|
|Saturday 10/16||3:00pm - 7:00pm||Set up launch site.|
|Saturday 10/16||Evening||Final prep, marshmallow roast, star viewing.|
|Sunday 10/17||8:00am - 12:00pm||Final launch prep.|
|Sunday 10/17||12:00pm - 2:00pm||Target time for launch of LV2.|
|Sunday 10/17||2:00pm - 4:00pm||Recover LV2, pack up, watch other launches.|
|Sunday 10/17||4:00pm - Evening||Possibly dinner in Bend, return to Portland (4.5 hour drive)|
Who's going, when, and what car. Use this space for coordinating rides.
Note that because of the our huge trailer, we'll be taking I-5 south to 20 to Bend, rather than the more scenic Hwy 26 to 97 route.
- Andrew in van + 3 others
- Dan in truck + 3 others
- Ben in suburban + 4 others
- Frank in van + 3 others
People who need rides:
- Jeremy, Tim, ?
- Arthur Peters (the new software guy)
- People driving:
- People who need rides:
- You can camp out at the launch site, but you must observe OROC's site regulations. Also, it's going to be VERY cold so please pack appropriate cold weather gear.
- There are several hotels and motels nearby.
- Everyone needs to bring their own food.
- Maybe do pizza Saturday night?
- Everyone bring a little extra snacky things so there will be enough to go around.
So far, it looks like a beautiful weekend: it'll be sunny to partly sunny and probably VERY cold at night, right at freezing Here's the current weather forcast for that area.
- Radios: Amateur band 146.430 MHz, FRS channel 5 and GMRS channel 5 (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
- 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
- Flight Director Andrew
- Guidance Dan
- FIDO Nathan
- Telemetry Keith
- LTO Dave
- RSO Bart
- Recovery Casey (Hams: Josh, Andrew, Ben, Dave, Bart, Arthur, Glenn, ?)
- ARTS2 guy: Dave
- Telemetrum guy: Keith
- Photo: Nathan and Ben and that guy with the camera
- Motor: Keith