Who We Are

The OreSat project is being managed by the Portland State Aerospace Society (PSAS), an interdisciplinary student-led aerospace project in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. PSAS started with amateur rockets in the latest 1990s, and now we're building rocket avionics systems, liquid fueled rocket engines, and of course, satellites. PSAS is hundred or so open source space nerds, mostly undergraduates of all majors, some graduate students, a few faculty advisors, and mentors we call "industry advisors".

PSAS is a 501c3 nonprofit under the PSU Foundation.

For more information, please contact us at oresat@pdx.edu.


Space is hard, and lots of talented people working together helps. We're militantly collaborative (is that a phrase?), and we love working with our other partners.

Our fellow Oregonian collaborators come from:

We'd like to give a shout out to our industry advisors: these are folks who volunteer their time working alongside our students, mentoring them and teaching them how to do Real Engineering(tm). Thank you, industry advisors! We couldn't do this without you.

Our other collaborators include:

Laboratory for Aerosol and Cloud Optics (LACO) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Mullard Space Science Laboratory at the University College London

We've been at this for a while! Here's a newpaper article from 2000, predicting OreSat, which started over 10 year later.

A newspaper article from 2000 featuring some of the founders of OreSat