PORTLAND STATE AEROSPACE SOCIETY
OPEN SOURCE AEROSPACE!
Portland State Aerospace Society builds ultra-low-cost, open source rockets, liquid-fuel rocket engines, and satellites with a focus on maintaining all of our technology development open source. The aerospace industry is historically significantly siloed, creating proprietary technologies that are heavily guarded.
At PSAS we believe that the future of aerospace will be much brighter if we share information freely and build upon successes for the benefit of all.
Portland State Aerospace Society's (PSAS) mission is to design and share knowledge for building low-cost rockets, satellites, engines, and liquid fuel engines.
PSAS encourages students of all majors (e.g., business, art, math, etc) to engage in administrative support and business development activities.
LIQUID FUEL PROPULSION
PSAS builds small-scale rocket engine test stands called the minimal test stand, minTS.
UPCOMING EVENTS & LAUNCHES
(Dates and times are frequently adjusted in order to facilitate a successful launch)
Launch Vehicle: LV3.1, Launch 14 (L-14)
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.