We conducted our 110th MHD firing Saturday. We got a great electrical power output. The motor had an odd start up.In the first fraction of a second you can see the motor throwing fuel fragments. By the time we get a 1/4 second into the firing the motor settled down into it’s normal pattern.
In celebration of the UAE’s 43rd national day JPA flew the UAE flag to the edge of space. It was a great mission and adventure. The first vehicle, Away 111, verified winds aloft and the second vehicle, Away 109 was our largest Away vehicle ever at just over nine feet long. It carried carried a huge 8 X 4 foot flag, signs from our sponsor, four HD cameras and the first 50 PongSats from the middle east.
This Saturday the JP Aerospace Beyond Geek Episode airs! In Sacramento it will be on KVIE2 at 6 pm. It features the Airship to Orbit Project and lots of PongSats! Please share this and get the word out!