Ascender 36 mission patch for sale. $20.
These are the exact same patches we were selling before however these were NOT ten that flew on the vehicle. However the not flown ones cost a lot less.
Help keep us flying!
Available on Amazon: http://a.co/1ehiysz
Mission Success! Away 121 soared to 95,432 feet and was recovered 41 miles down range.
Away 121 was a high altitude balloon flight. It carried 480 PongSat student experiments, six MiniCube student experiments, five HD camera, a flight data logger and both ground and satellite uplink telemetry.
Away 121 was our 186th flight. The flight took place Sunday November 13 from JPA’s new facility in Northern Nevada.
Rain Delay for Away 121. Our PongSat/MiniCube mission is scrubbed again. The forecast is showing rain and twenty-five mph surface winds. The landing site was not looking good either, 285 km away into a pretty inaccessible mountain range. We are looking at next week for the reschedule.
Floating to Space: The Airship to Orbit Program is now on Amazon directly from the author. The book now includes bonus content. Two mission DVD’s and data sheets.
The seller is ‘Sand Brick Technologies’ the author’s company.
JPA will be at Dent:Space next week. Stop by and say Hi!
Last Sunday the Ascender 36 airship took off from our new launch facility in Northern Nevada.
The first flight of Ascender 36 was a real shake down. It took two hours more than planned to get her into the air. Instead of the forecasted calm morning, we had windy condition with the wind howling from the opposite direction. However when we got her into the air she put her nose up and screamed in to the sky. Our minimum goal was to fly to 7,000 feet. If all went well we would push bit by bit to 10,000 feet. Our goal climb rate was 400 feet per minute. In the end we climbed an average 582 feet per minute and flew all the way to 13,512 feet. We landed her 11 miles down range.