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Help Wanted! Marketing and Apogee Event Planning



Event Planner For Apogee 2: This year we are hosting the 2nd annual event, and we’re planning many of the same actives. However, we’re moving the event to the Washington DC area, and need someone to help us with all the logistics. If you know of anyone who is available please send them my contact info (gmm at mach30 dot org) and the links to last year’s event details:


Contract Marketing position:  Mach 30 is soliciting proposals to help with our marketing and communications work. Over the past 2 years, these jobs have fallen to the engineers. Mach 30 knows that it is important to do these tasks, but it is also important to use our resources efficiently & effectively. The  Statement of Work (SOW) linked below describes in detail the necessary tasks. It also includes the basic instructions for how to submit a proposal for Mach 30 consideration. Mach30StatementofWorkforContractMarketingAPOGEE2_16March2015

If you have any questions please contact me (gmm at mach30 dot org) and if you know of anyone that you think would be interested in helping us out, please share this announcement with them! Thanks for your time and consideration!


July status report — link to youtube video

Good evening everyone. I just wanted to make sure that you knew our monthly reports hangout happens on the first Thursday of every month(next one is in 2 weeks, on 7 Aug). That is your chance to hear about the latest and greatest activity happening around the Mach 30 community. Join us live to hear about everything Mach 30 is up to, or watch the recorded version on YouTube.

The July report is included here (0:28 min). We primarily discussed the activities at Apogee I, and introduced the internal restructuring of how we plan to manage our activities. Riveting stuff, if you’re into organizational development, or business operations! It was also good practice for us engineers to tackle the non-smoke-and-fire parts of running Mach 30. B-)

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Press Release: Open Source Spaceflight Nonprofit teams up with local MakerSpace for Annual Meeting and Maker Event

For Immediate Release
June 24, 2014

Contact: J. Simmons
(540) 961-6011

Open Source Spaceflight Nonprofit teams up with local MakerSpace for Annual Meeting and Maker Event


Indianapolis OH:  Volunteers and Board Members from Mach 30 will descend on Indianapolis on Saturday, June 28, for the organization’s first annual “Apogee” meeting (“apogee” is the highest and slowest point in a satellite’s orbit). Mach 30’s annual gathering for volunteers and fans is a time to take a collective breath, reflect on the previous year’s work, and plan for the future. One part conference, one part maker faire, one part hackathon, and one part party, Apogee has something for everyone.


Saturday morning is focused on meetings and presentations for Mach 30 volunteers and Saturday afternoon is dedicated to hands on events about do-it-yourself (DIY) spaceflight projects and open source hardware  From 1:00 – 2:45 pm the public is invited to Club Cyberia (6800 E 30th St Indianapolis, IN 46219) for a series of live demonstrations of DIY a rocket test stand and satellite ground station.  Attendees interested in open hardware design tools are also invited to participate in the open source CAD testing event from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.


This event is made possible in part by the following sponsors:  Club Cyberia – Indy’s Makerspace and the Hampton Inn Indianapolis-East


About Mach 30:

Mach 30 is an Ohio-based non-profit dedicated to developing open source hardware for spaceflight as part of its mission to hasten the advancement of humanity into a spacefaring civilization.  Mach 30 is an all volunteer organization with participants from Mojave to Baltimore.  Current projects include a fully featured process and publication software platform for Open Source Hardware projects (Open Design Engine), a small scale DIY rocket test stand, and an affordable DIY satellite ground station developed for educational use.


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