Hi everyone,

At tonight's meeting we went over everything that needs to get done to
launch the LV2c airframe by the September 29th Black Rock Desert launch.
Unfortunately, the construction and test schedule for LV2c is just too
tight to realistically be "go" for that launch. So we will *not* be
going to the Black Rock Desert to launch a rocket this year.

I'm sorry if that's disappointing, but that's just the state of the LV2c
right now. The airframe work has done a great job and is continuing to
get stuff done, but it's just a little too tight to be comfortable. Some
of you remember when we used to go out to the desert with a full team
just to scrub the launch out in the desert... we'd *all* rather not do
that again! :)

Note that some people will be unofficially going to the Black Rock
Desert launch anyway, just to check out what's new in amateur rocketry.
It is, as always, quite an experience.

So when is our next possible launch date? It's two weeks afterwards,
Saturday and Sunday October 13-14, near Bend, Oregon at Oregon
Rocketry's "rocketober" launch (see http://www.oregonrocketry.com/). But
will two weeks make a difference? They actually might, since we're
really that close.  Which is why we'll be doing another go/no-go check
in two weeks, after a lot of hard work by the airframe team.

To see what we have left to do before launch, please see our meeting
notes: http://psas.pdx.edu/news/2007-08-29/



Andrew Greenberg

Portland State Aerospace Society (http://psas.pdx.edu/)
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