PSAS Pump Testing

Piglet the Pump!

Some nice pump hardware from Portland State Aerospace Society, read my previous post on this for more info and links to make your own!!

PSAS Electric Turbo Pump

I know PSAS have been working on this for a little while now so it was great to see them recently tweet hardware and CAD on it.

As always with PSAS, all their work is open source and available on Github, you can find the design calculations and explanations for this pump here.

BTW: Below is a Barske impeller, good for low flow rate and high head applications.

PSAS Pintle Injector

Portland State Aerospace Society have built a test blank of their pintle injector for their 500lbf liquid rocket engine.

The engine is 3D printed from aluminum and burns ethanol/liquid oxygen. Check out an interactive cutaway of the engine here.

OreSat Going to Space

Congratulations to Portland State Aerospace Society and their OreSat project, recently selected for the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative. OreSat, amongst 34 other selected projects will fly as an auxiliary payload on launches conducted by NASA and its partners over the course of 2018, 2019 and 2020.

OreSat will study the contributions of high altitude cirrus clouds to global climate change.

The full NASA press release can be found here.

Help Support PSAS in 2017!

Portland State Aerospace Society are once again crowdfunding to help their rocketry and space efforts, with the goal of launching a rocket to 100km as well as building Oregon’s first nano-satellite!

If there is any crowdfunding campaign to support, this is the one, the team are truly open source and everything, like everything they do can be found on their Github page, it is on my pages to visit once in a while and it has even helped with my own efforts.

Check out their campaign and make sure to donate to a great cause!!

PSAS Launch 12 360° Interactive Video

Video Caption: On July 19th 2015 Portland State Aerospace Society launched their “LV2.3” rocket with advanced flight computer to about 5 kilometers above the Central Oregon desert.

For a CAD rendering of what their camera module looked like, check it out here, and to make you own, head over to the groups Github and get started there with the scripts they used to run the all the cameras.