Archive for February, 2014

PongSats at Whte House Film Festival

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Here the link to the press announcement.

6.01 Volts

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

6.01 volts, that’s what we hit on Saturday. For the last two years on the Magnetohydrodynamic development program our goal has been to achieve a 5000 millivolt (5 volt) system. Our first couple of dozen tests were in the 30 millivolt range. Saturday’s test number 105 blew past our goal and nailed 6010 milivolts! We’ve now officially ramping up for the 10 volt system.

MiniCube At 100,000 feet

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

This is from our Away 88 mission last year. There are 10 MiniCube spaces left for the upcoming April 26th flight.

Shock Tube Work

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Today we got the system for measuring the speed of the wave in the shock tube working. We will be able to measure speed in the tube up to Mach 3. The chart is from a test run of the instrumentation. It wasn’t measuring waves but rather me smacking it with a pen. Tomorrow it gets installed in the tube.

MiniCube Flights on Sale!

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

MiniCubes are small payload containers that ride to the edge of space on balloon. Normally $320, they are on Sale this month for $270.

Price include a MiniCube and a flight. Flights available April 26th and September 27th 2014.

MiniCube Store

MiniCube Page

2012-2013 Review in Pictures

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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JPA on Tumbler

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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