Archive for January, 2013

PongSat Users Report

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

This one is from Team Kuchenbuch.

Floating PongSats

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

PongSats from the Away 70 Mission getting a bit of zero gee on descent.

PongSat Launch System

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Ascender 90 Envelope Inspection

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

We inflated and inspected both port and starboard Ascender 90 envelopes today. It went very well. The 90 is getting some major upgrades.

Best of 2012 Kickstarter

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

PongSat made it as one of the best Kickstarter projects of 2012!

http://www.kickstarter.com/year/2012#space

The 10,000th PongSat

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

We’ve signed up the 10,000th PongSat. It will be flying next April along with over a thousand others.

I think we may have flown more student payloads than the entire rest of the planet put together.  The April mission is full and we are signing up PongSats for an October 12th 2013 mission. We already have 300 PongSats signed up for that one!

Here the link to the great NBC PongSat story:

http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/11/15848691-learn-more-about-jp-aerospace?threadId=3636612&commentId=73213770#c73213770

Away 75 Parachute Deployment

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013