PSAS/ news/ 2004-07-17 - PSAS display and workshop at OMSI's "Space Day"

In attendance: Josh, Jamey, Tim, Jay, Mike, Brian, Justin, Ted, Eric, Evan, Maggie, Ian, Jim


We set up the launch tower with LV2, displayed LV1b, showed off the new hybrid motor test stand and test fire videos, and actually got some work done desipte the heat, the rain, and the great people who came up and asked us tons of questions.

We had a general team meet from 11:00 - 12:00 there on the front plaza of OMSI as well.

In terms of goals to show off, we actually didn't get anywhere near where we wanted. But we spent the time talking with people and got in some face to face design time.

Original Goals

Here's our arbitrary goal to have working by then, in priority:

  1. Camera broadcasting over ATV to ATV receiver.
  2. Fake FC status display on ATV overlay.
  3. Actual honest to god GPS data on the overlay.
  4. Rocketview up and running displaying data.
  5. Interaction with the launch tower to "launch" the rocket

Is that optimistic? You bet. But lets see what we can have done by then... it's getting awfully close to the September launch.


Time What Who
09:00 - 10:00 Free breakfast & setup Andrew, Brian, Maggie, Ted, Ian, Josh
10:00 - 11:00 work Andrew, Brian, Maggie, Ted, Ian, Jay, Josh
11:00 - 12:00 PSAS MEETING Andrew, Brian, Maggie, Ted, Ian, Jay, Josh
12:00 - 13:00 work & lunch Brian, Ted, Ian, Jay, Josh
13:00 - 14:00 work Brian, Ted, Ian, Josh
14:00 - 15:00 work Andrew, Brian, Ian, Josh
15:00 - 16:00 work Andrew, Brian, Ian, Josh
16:00 - 17:00 work Andrew, Brian, Josh
17:00 - 18:00 work Andrew, Brian, Josh
18:00 - 19:00 Pizza! and Teardown Andrew, Brian, Ted, Josh

Things from last year - and also for next year.

List of things to bring


Launch Tower Computer:

Base Station:

Hybrid Motor: - we will be working out any last minute issues in prepartation for the following days static test fire.

PSAS General Meeting July 17th, 2004


  1. Who's going to BRD? How are we getting there?
  2. What's the schedule for that weekend?
  3. What logistics need to be taken care of soon?
  4. What do we hope to accomplish while we're there?
  5. What needs to be done in the next 2 months?
    1. Airframe
    2. Avionics
    3. Software
    4. Communications