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Oregon's first satellite at OMSI's Mini-Maker Faire this weekend!
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:30am to Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 5:30pm
Oregon's first satellite at OMSI's Mini-Maker Faire this weekend!

The Portland State Aerospace Society (PSAS) will be bringing a collection of amateur rockets, liquid fuel motors, and "OreSat", Oregon's first ever satellite, at OMSI's "Mini Maker Faire" being held this weekend, September 15-16, 2018.

OreSat​, Oregon's first satellite, is being built by a consortium of Oregon universities led by Portland State University. OreSat will be deployed from the International Space Station during the 2019-2020 school year. OreSat's first mission is to bring space-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to the entire state of Oregon. Oregon students will build an inexpensive, hand-held receiver that will enable them to capture a real time, live video stream from the satellite. The second mission is a science camera developed at the University of Oregon to study the global coverage of high altitude Cirrus clouds, which have a large effect on the global climate.

PSAS​ is an open source, DIY student aerospace project at Portland State University. PSAS builds sophisticated, open source amateur rockets with solid and liquid fuel
engines. PSAS has 4 generations of rockets that have flown on 13 launches, and is currently designing, building, testing technologies for a contest to be the first university rocket to 100 km, the very edge of space.

Come visit the PSAS booth at the ​OMSI Mini-Maker Faire​ this weekend to see large rockets, prototype liquid fuel motors, rocket technology prototypes, a VR setup that will allow you to view a rocket launch from onboard the rocket, and the first OreSat prototype. The Faire is open Saturday and Sunday September 15-16, 2018, from 9:30am to 5:30pm. For more information, please contact us at ​info@psas.pdx.edu