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


PSAS successfully launched "Launch Vehicle No. 2.3" (LV2's third airframe) with a Roll Control module and "spin can" on Sunday October 17th, 2010 at Oregon Rocketry's (OROC) Brothers' launch site.

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.

  1. Summary
    1. Launchsite
    2. Rocket
  2. Pre-Launch Information
    1. Timeline
    2. Transportation
    3. Lodging
    4. Food
    5. Weather
    6. TO BRING
    7. Roles
    8. Checklists


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.

Pre-Launch Information


Date Time Activities
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.

Leaving on Saturday morning

Leaving Sunday morning




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.



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