Archive for December, 2009

Vision on Canvas

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Jean Justeau has been a JPA team member for over 26 years.  Jean is the artist in resident of the Dark Sky Station. This beautiful work is called Ascender Rising.

ascenderflight

A day in the life

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Just what we do on Saturdays.

New High Racks

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Here’s the basic structures for Away 43, 44 and 45.  Two of these high racks are destine for another TV commercial and the third is for a small rocket launch system.  All will be PongSat carriers.

dec_highracks

High Rack Day

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Today we’re putting carbon edges on ten foam decks. These are going into five high racks, our standard platform. We’re starting to build vehicles in small production runs instead of one at a time. I can’t wait till we start doing that with Ascenders.

Projects on Deck

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Things are getting a bit crazy. There are twenty internal projects currently underway and two commercial flights on deck.

Here is a set of sketches of some of the projects. It’s a real mix, systems, experiments and vehicles. A few are complete and waiting for flight, some have already been flown and are being upgraded, some have six months to go. They all have been started and have real hardware in the shop.

projectsondeck

On the Air

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The ABC News10 story aired and is on line:

http://www.news10.net/news/story.aspx?storyid=71305&catid=2

Dale did an awesome job on the story!!

JPA in the News

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Dale Schornack at News10 the Sacramento ABC station has done a news piece on JPA and the Toshiba chair commercial. The piece will air on the 11pm newscast on channel 10 in the greater Sacramento and central valley area. These sometimes get picked up nationally. If you see it let me know.

You will also be able to watch it on their website after it airs:  www.news10.net

They’ve running previews for it on the 11pm news cast all this week.  There should be some good “making of” video that hasn’t been seen before.