History of the Portland State Aerospace Society
PSAS group picture, LV1b launch October 7, 2000
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2013-03-12 - Chat with Boston University rocket propulsion group
2012-12-18 - Project update, 2013 schedule
2012-10-28 - Umbilical release test
2012-10-09 - Launch Prep
2012-09-11 - Last Chance Fall Launch Date
2012-06-19 - Potential Fall Launch Date
2012-04-24 - Martel Martinez, NASA Dryden, gives talk at PSAS
2012-02-21 - Pick a Spring Launch Date
2011-12-01 - PSAS written up in the Portland Monthly magazine.
2011-11-08 - Team meeting
2011-08-16 - Potential Fall Launch Planning
2011-08-05 - Avionics Team Meeting
2011-07-31 - Attempted July Launch
2011-07-20 - Meeting at PSU and recovery system build at the PSBA
2011-05-31 - Next Launch: July 31, 2011
2011-05-03 - Picking a Launch Date
2011-04-30 - PSAS in the Oregonian
2011-03-02 - Team meeting
2011-02-22 - Re-lauch of general team meetings!
2011-02-15 - PSAS gets SolidWorks 2011
2010-10-17 - **Successful launch** of LV2.3 with roll control in Brothers, Oregon.
2010-10-17 - Launch logistics for launch of LV2.3 with roll control in Brothers, Oregon.
2010-06-27 - **Successful launch of LV2.3** in Brothers, Oregon.
2010-05-23 - Planned launch of LV2.3 **scrubbed** due to weather.
2009-10-02 - Black Rock Desert launch **SCRUBBED**
2009-09-22 - So far a 'Go' for BRD launch, registration info, etc.
2009-06-09 - Next steps! And 802.11a adapters?
2009-05-31 - Successful launch of LV2.3 in Brothers, Oregon
2009-05-12 - Pre-launch logistics meeting
2009-05-01 - Article in Linux Journal
2009-04-21 - Launch decision, todos, and timeline
2008-08-13 - Switched launch dates, airframe update, and avionics update.
2008-07-23 - New avionics folks, nosecone mold finished, OSCON
2008-07-16 - PLUG meeting talk, Airframe planning meeting, and spin table handoff
2008-01-09 - General team meeting
2007-08-29 - Go/No go decision for the BRD 2007 launch
2007-08-08 - General meeting; ikiwiki demo session
2007-06-17 - PSAS End-Of-Year/Dad's Day Picnic/Rocket Launch!
2007-05-02 - "Reflections of a Paleoaerodynamicist", Dr. John McMasters
2007-04-25 - Re-baselining LV2b
2007-01-31 - Intro. and General Meeting
2006-12-16 - "To orbit on a budget" at the Museum of Flight,
2006-10-17 - PSAS Booth at The Digital Avionics System Conference (DASC) 2006
2006-07-26 - O'Reilly Open Source Convention exhibit
2005-10-06 - General Meeting: what do we do next?
2005-09-01 - General Meeting: Post-mortem analysis of LV2's wreckage
2005-08-20 - A spectacular flight of LV2, but with an unhappy ending
2005-08-13 - System Test at Gabriel Park
2005-08-06 - System Test at Portland International Raceway
2005-08-03 - General Meeting: launch logistics for 8/20 launch
2005-07-09 - System Test at Gabriel Park
2005-07-06 - General Meeting: Planned integration test at Gabriel Park (7/9).
2005-07-03 - System Test at Gabriel Park
2005-02-09 - General Meeting: Launch (almost!) debrief, spaceshipone movie
2005-02-05 - Attempted Launch of LV2 in Millican, Oregon
2005-01-05 - PSAS Advisor wins IBM Scholars Program "Linux on POWER" Innovation Grant
2004-12-12 - System Integration and Test Day
2004-11-29 - PSAS Advisor wins NASA SBIR Grant on Vehicle Health Management
2004-11-03 - General Meeting: updates, integration issues, launch schedule
2004-09-11 - Black Rock Desert work party and dust bath
2004-08-28 - General Meeting and integration workshop at Brian's house
2004-07-17 - PSAS display and workshop at OMSI's "Space Day"
2004-06-21 - Road Trip to Mojave, California for launch of Space Ship One
2004-06-06 - PSAS booth at PDXBOT.04
2003-12-02 - General Meeting: updates, integration issues, scheduling
2003-09-21 - Launch of LV2.2 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada
2003-08-12 - General Meeting: Black Rock details, success criterion
2003-07-19 - OMSI's Space Day: Exhibit and workshop on OMSI's "front deck"
2003-07-15 - General Meeting
2003-07-09 - PSAS exhibit at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland
2003-06-12 - PSAS presentation and exhibit at the USENIX Annual Technical Conference in San Antonio, TX
2003-06-09 - PSAS site Slashdotted due to Wired News article, but stayed up
2003-05-13 - General Meeting: Ixnay summer, aim for 9/19 in Nevada; Need USENIX help
2003-04-01 - General Meeting: rescheduled June 2003 launch
2003-01-28 - EAGLE PCB CAD Workshop
2003-01-07 - 5/4/2003 is freeze and launch call. 1/26 kickoff meeting scheduled.
2002-11-05 - General Meeting: Scheduling for 2003
2002-10-01 - Linux 2.6 lecture at OGI; General Meeting at McMenamin's Cornelius Pass Road House
2002-09-22 - Successful launch of LV2 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada
2002-08-01 - Announcement: 8/3 launch canceled due to fire danger
2002-07-31 - General Meeting: Launch logistics for 8/3
2002-07-20 - System Test at OMSI's Space Day
2002-07-09 - General Meeting: Launch logistics for 8/3
2002-06-04 - General Meeting: Reschedule of 6/21 launch to 8/3
2002-05-19 - Booth at PDXBOT.02
2002-05-01 - General Meeting
2002-04-10 - General Meeting
2002-02-06 - General Team Meeting
2001-12-11 - Twiki lesson, planning for next launch.
2001-02-06 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
2001-01-09 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
2000-11-02 - Lecture by Rainier Anacker: Build a small Rocket for L.E.O. (10 kg Payload)
2000-10-07 - Successful launch of LV1b in Bend, OR
2000-09-03 - Launch scrub of LV1b in Bend, OR
2000-07-19 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
2000-07-16 - LV1b telemetry system test #2
2000-07-12 - General Meeting & Task List in PCAT 103
2000-07-05 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
2000-06-07 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
2000-05-11 - PSAS wins Oregon Space Grant
2000-05-05 - LV1b telemetry system test
2000-05-03 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
2000-04-01 - PSAS exhibit at OMSI Russian Rocketry event
2000-02-02 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
1999-12-01 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
1999-10-20 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
1999-10-02 - System Tests
1999-09-17 - Launch scrub in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada
1999-09-13 - Rolleron Test
1999-09-06 - System Tests
1999-07-18 - OMSI Space Celebration
1999-07-07 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
1999-06-16 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
1999-04-21 - General Meeting in PCAT 103
1999-04-11 - Successful launch of LV1 in Bend, OR
1999-04-07 - Payload and Recovery Tests IV
1999-01-28 - Payload and Recovery Tests III
1998-11-17 - Payload and Recovery Tests II
1998-11-08 - Payload and Recovery Tests
1998-10-26 - Launch scrub of LV1 in Bend, OR
1998-08-02 - Group trip to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada
1998-07-18 - OMSI Space Days
1998-06-07 - Successful launch of LV0 in Monroe, WA
1998-05-24 - Launch scrubbed of LV0 in Bend, OR
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