Archive for April, 2012

Zero G PongSats

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

PongSats experience micro-gravity on descent. Here’s are PongSats on Away 65 floating:

PongSats Heading for the Black

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Away 65 Up Top

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

MiniCubes

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Coming soon…

Back and Sorting

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

PongSats are being sorted, images and video put to backups and equipment being broken down.

Away 65 Lift off

Away 66 heading for the top

Down off the Mountain

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Everyone is back out of the cliffs and mountains safe. All five flight vehicles are now recovered. The only thing left is the drive back to civilization.

Still in Progress

Friday, April 6th, 2012

The mission has had big ups and big down and is still in progress. The three PongSats and in house research missions went extremely well. All the vehicles and PongSats recovered. The later flights of the two vehicles we flew for a clients research also went very well.

The bad part is that we had an accident during the recovery operation. Karl was injured when the truck he was driving rolled. He is doing very well in the hospital in Reno and is expected to full recover and be release in a few days. The other occupant of the truck was not hurt. Karl is in great spirits, but this was out first serious accident in 35 years and it’s rattled the team a bit.

We are heading out again in a few hours to retrieve the last two vehicles. They are pretty high up a mountain  in rugged terrain however, they look very recoverable.

More news as it unfolds.

JP

Away 65 Carrying PongSats

Away 65 up top with PongSats