Archive for February, 2012

JP on the Radio

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

JP will be on The Space Show tonight at 7:00pm pacific time.

You can listen on the web at:

We Won!

Monday, February 20th, 2012

15th Japan Media Arts Festival

I’m spending the week in Tokyo to attend the ceremony and h.elp setup the High Rack in the National Museum of Art

Wal of Faces

Handing the High Rack in Japan Giant image wall

Away 64, 65, 66 and 67

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Here’s Anthony working on High Racks for the next series of test flights.

High Rack to Japan

Monday, February 13th, 2012

We just shipped a replica of Away 63 off to Japan for be displayed in Tokyo next week.

Shipping a High Rack

MHD Firing 58

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

This was a repeat of test 57 with a single motor. This was to rule out any problems with two separate plasma sources. If the two plasma sources function as one then this test should show performance reduced by at least half. If the performance stays the same or increases it would indicate that the two plasma sources interfere with each other.

The data showed voltage slightly under half of the duel engine results.  This is what we were expecting but we had to know before we could move on.

MHD 58 Firing

Spring Missions

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Paul is adding landing bumpers to Away 67 getting ready for the spring launch campaign.

Away 67