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Ascender 9 Progress

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Yesterday the team fitted the outer envelope on the truss structure of the Ascender 9 airship.

The next step is the installation of the inner helium lifting cells and then the motors.

Ascender 9 Keel Trusses

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Meanwhile back in Sacramento the keel, nose and cross trusses are coming together.


Monday, July 17th, 2017

Here’s a single and a double stack MiniCube up top on Away 123.

New Building at Area 42

Monday, July 17th, 2017

The new building is up at Area 42, our test site in Nevada. Once you get three buildings up can you call it a facility?

Mission Success!

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

On Sunday Away 123 carried it’s payloads to the edge of space and back. The recovery team picked up the vehicle five hours after landing and the entire team is home safe and sound. Away 123 was our 188th mission.

Away 123 in the air.

Away 123 looking back at the launch site just after take off.

On the way up.

Away 123 up top.

Away 123 Flies Sunday

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Away 123 is ready to flight. This will be our 188th mission.

We roll to the desert in the morning for a setup. Liftoff is Sunday Morning.

PongSat Mission Patch

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

PongSat Mission Patch! This beautiful patch helps PongSats keep flying. At Amazon: