Portland State Aerospace Society
The Portland State Aerospace Society (PSAS for short) is a student aerospace engineering project at Portland State University.
We're building ultra-low-cost, open source rockets and satellites that feature some of the most sophisticated amateur rocket avionics systems.
Nearly all of the PSAS rocket designs, schematics, and code we develop are open source and published on the web. We track every change made to our files with a version control system. PSAS uses Git on GitHub as our main version control system.
Feel free to browse through PSAS project repositories here.
UPCOMING EVENTS & Launches
As with any rocket launch schedules, a successful rocket launch is usually delayed.
All launches are subject to delays and reschedules
Launch 14 (L-14) Date:
Launch Vehicle: LV3.1
PSAS is working on three strategic projects:
Building sophisticated amateur rockets
Building nanosatellites, including Oregon's First Satellite
Building liquid propelled rocket engines
These projects help Portland State University students develop hands-on, interdisciplinary team-based skills.
PSAS has adopted an organizational model that encourages students of all majors (e.g., business, art, math, etc) to engage in administrative support and business development activities. This model is called the Space 2.0 Business Simulator.
What is Open Source?
Open source means that all research and designs that come from PSAS activities are published under an "open source" license. This means you can use our designs, and that the "source" to the designs - the software code, CAD drawings, etc. - are kept in the public domain.