Working the Program

January 24th, 2020

High altitude airship valve testing. Before a part goes on one of our airships, we haul up to the edge of space and put it through it’s paces. The first is the old generation helium valve, the second, the new. The new goes up for testing again on Away 130.

PongSat Mission Patch

January 24th, 2020

You totally want a PongSat Mission Patch! (Jedi mind trick marketing). PongSats student payloads are always flown for free. To pay for it we sell patches, tee shirts, books, PDF’s anything to keep us flying. Check out this awesome space patch at our store:

https://dark-sky-market.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/pongsat-mission-patch

Away 130

January 23rd, 2020
The next JPA mission: Away 130 high altitude balloon flight on May 24, 2020. On board will be PongSat student experiments, MiniCubes and high altitude airship experiments. PongSats are completely full with over 300 students flying with us.

The New JPA Store Up and Running

January 16th, 2020
Our new store ‘Dark Sky Market’ is up and running! The bazaar at the edge of space. It keeps us flying!

https://dark-sky-market.myshopify.com

Truss to Air Beam

December 12th, 2019

We’re changing the internal structure of our airships from carbon trusses to air beams. 20 pounds per 100 feet just isn’t light enough.

Morning, JP Aerospace Style

December 7th, 2019

Goooooooood Morning Planet Earth!!!!  From an Airship to Orbit systems testing balloon mission.

Submarine Work

December 7th, 2019

When I designed our sub I wanted no thru-hull connections. Wireless controls & completely separate internal/external power. Reality is here & one window has been replaced by a plate for connections. Today we pulled it to add yet another one. Ironman was helping.