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RCA General Meeting: OreSat, Oregon's first satellite

  • OMSI 1945 Southeast Water Avenue Portland, OR, 97214 (map)
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It's not every day you get to artisanally hand-craft a nanosatellite! That's exactly what we're doing for OreSat, Oregon's first satellite. OreSat is being built at Portland State University as a collaboration of Oregon universities and community colleges by a team of students, makers, and citizen scientists.

We'll discuss getting to space, orbits, the space environment, nanosatellites, and CubeSats. We'll discuss OreSat's mission to bring an innovative space-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educational project to all Oregon high schools, and our mission to study the global coverage of "invisible" high-altitude Cirrus clouds. We'll wrap up with the technical details of how OreSat works, and how we don't end up become space junk. And in a true DIY spirit, we'll end with talking about how you might be able to get involved in hand-crafting Oregon's first satellite!

Andrew Greenberg is adjunct faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Portland State University. He helps students build rockets ( and satellites ( His day job is at the TOVA Company, where he leads a team developing a medical device that helps assess attention problems (like ADHD), and at APDM Wearable technologies, where he helps design wearable sensors to measure human movement. Andrew is reminded that he has a family, too, and he occasionally hurts himself doing Parkour or tripping over his two squirrel-sized dogs.

Slides From Our March Meeting

Later Event: March 20
Cosmology SIG