MiniCubes on Rockets! The compact size of a MiniCube allows it to be launched on model rockets. The idea is to get students flying MiniCubes on their own rockets and when they are ready for the next step up, they can send their cube to us for a flight on balloon to the edge of space.
To test it we bought a Estes Maxi Alpha III rocket from the hobby store and put a MiniCube on it. After the Away 118 and 119 flights we sent the rocket and MiniCube skyward. It flew great.
We’re in this months issue of Sactown Magazine! It’s a great article and they put in some of our best pics! As they say, on news stands now.
Check it out. Here’s a link to the teaser.
After weeks of weather delays the Away 118 and Away 119 high altitude balloon missions are go for flight this Sunday.
We will be carrying over 700 PongSats and three CubeSats from UOP (University of the Pacific), UPAEP (University in Mexico) and the Reach for the Stars Foundation. We will also be testing helium venting systems in preparation for the new Tandem airship.
Here’s a great article on future astronauts getting ready to fly on our next mission.
UOP is flying a CubeSat on our Away 118 Balloon flight next week. Here’s a great article with video of the students building their CubeSat.