Archive for February, 2011

One Sponsor for PongSat Mission Needed

Monday, February 28th, 2011

We’re closing in on a total count of 800 student experiments on our next mission. The response has been so huge we’ve needed to add another vehicle to carry them all.
This has left of with a budget gap for these flights. We looking for one more sponsor for the mission. We need to raise $3,200. We are going to throw in a full size Edge of Space Ad (normally $4,200) for sponsoring this flight.

Mission Details:
Names: Away 47 and Away 48
Type: Balloon flights to 100,000 feet.
Payload: 800+ Student PongSat Experiments
Flight Date: April 2nd

Edge of Space Ad

Sand Bricks on the Job

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

The Assembly Line

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Saturday the team was building High Racks. There are a lot of missions coming together so we trying to get a jump on it. We’re starting to build up eleven identical vehicles. Day one was about structure. The team cranked out seventeen decks, six carbon frames and thirteen fin fabrics.

For those who don’t know, this is a High Rack.  It’s about five feet tall and carries about twenty pounds of experiments, equipment and PongSats to 100,000 feet.

A Full Load

Friday, February 25th, 2011

There are now 700 PongSats signed up for Away 47.  Three more teachers e-mailed today that are interested in their classes flying. I think we’re going to need to put another vehicle in the mix to handle them all.

Pic from the Past

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Mesospheric Explorer flown June 19, 2001

Away 38 Mission Page

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

I’m just a little behind… This flight was from the summer of 2009. It was a real milestone for us.

Away 38, Mission 100

JPA on Facebook

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Check us out. I’m still figuring it all out so please bear with me. Suggestions welcome!

JP Aerospace Facebook Page