Archive for April, 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.
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.
Away 65 up top with PongSats