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# The Launch was successful!

At 1340 PDT the button was pressed, at 1343 chutes were open, and shortly after it touched down 200 meters from the launch tower. Telemetry and video will be examined soon.

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[[!meta title="2009-05-31 - Successful launch of LV2.3 in Brothers, Oregon"]]

The launch of Launch Vehicle No. 2.3 (LV2's third airframe) is taking place at a [Oregon Rocketry's](http://www.oregonrocketry.com/) "pick up" launch under [research launch rules](http://www.tripoli.org/documents/ResearchSafetyCode_Jan_09_r3.pdf), courtesy the [Bend Oregon Rocketry Group](http://www.rocketsnw.com/borg.asp).

## Launch Details

The actual launch is taking place:

- Sunday May 31st, 2009 after 12:00pm and most likely before 3:00pm
- South of Brothers, Oregon at Oregon Rocketry's flight line ([Click here for a map of coordinates +43.79942 -120.65086](http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=n43.79942+w120.65086&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=59.337006,111.445312&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=17&iwloc=A)). For more explicit directions, see [Oregon Rocketry's directions page](http://www.oregonrocketry.com/dir/dir-bro.htm). 
- We **must** know you are coming ahead of time (email 'info' at 'psas.pdx.edu'), and attendees **must** sign both a PSU and Tripoli Rocketry Association liability waiver.

## Launch-Specific Information

[[Checklists for May 31st Launch]]

## Timeline 

[[!table data="""
Time | Date | Activities
8:00am | Saturday 5/30 | Meet at Tim's house in Tigard, and pack up remaining rocketry supplies. Go over final checklists.
10:00am - 2:30pm | Saturday 5/30 | Drive to Brothers, Oregon launch site (4.5 hour drive).
3:00pm - 7:00pm |  Saturday 5/30 | Set up in Brothers, with dinner.
Evening | Saturday 5/30 | Final prep, marshmallow roast, star viewing.
10:00am - 12:00pm | Sunday 5/31 | Final prep, watch BORG launches.
12:00pm - 1:00pm | Sunday 5/31 | Target time for launch of LV2.
1:00pm - 3:00pm | Sunday 5/31 | Recovery LV2, pack up, watch BORG launches.
3:00pm - Evening | Sunday 5/31 | Return to Portland (4.5 hour drive) 
"""]]

## Lodging

- You can camp out at the launch site, but you must [observe OROC's site regulations](http://oregonrocketry.com/pol/Launch%20Site%20Rules%20draft%202.pdf).
- There are several [hotels and motels nearby](http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=hotels+near+brothers,+oregon&sll=44.766237,-121.821899&sspn=3.295439,6.965332&ie=UTF8&ll=44.067854,-120.958099&spn=0.882138,1.741333&z=10).
- Bart may have some places to stay.

## Weather

Possible showers on Saturday, partly sunny on Sunday. It'll be ~ 60-70 during the day, but it's going to get awfully chilly at night. Here's the [weather forcast](http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Brothers&state=OR&site=PDT&textField1=43.8139&textField2=-120.602&e=0).

## Transportation

### **People, cars and stuff leaving Saturday morning**

[[!table data="""
Who | In What | Other people? | With What
Andrew | red van | 1, maybe 2 | tools, pop-up tents, etc., 2nd Yeasu for backup
Dan | truck? | ? | "Toy hauler", tools, rocket.
Dave | truck | Candace, 3-4 other people | Dan's trailer, with launch tower and other large things, and tools.
Glenn | car | No | HTs, arrow antenna, 2x SLA batteries, SWR meter, 2m birdfeeder.
Ian | car | 1 | nothing
"""]]

People looking fo
r rides who have not yet found one:

People not caravaning:

Pete

[[!table data="""
Who | In What | Other people? | With What
Maria | car | Kate, Chase | -
Bart | car | Keith, Jules, Ian Duffe | -
K | car | Paula, 1-2 others | -
"""]]

### **People and cars leaving Sunday morning**

People arriving on Sunday:

- Nathan with parents
- Theo (maybe)

People trying to coordinate rides on Sunday:

- Frank, Jeremy, Daniel

### **People showing up independently**

- Jay and Doug (by car)
- Steve and Louise (by plane, rendezvousing with Glenn) 
- ?

[[!tag general event announcement]]