Archive for July, 2014

JP Aerospace in the New York Times!

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Mission Success!

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Away 100 and Away 101 were a complete success. This mission was to carry a bonsai and a flower arrangement for the Japanese artist Azuna Makoto to the edge of space for a photo shoot. Ten on board HD cameras captured the botanicals in flight. Both vehicle were recovered and the team is back home.

Flight Number 164 and 165

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Team JPA is rolling to the desert with Away 100 and Away 101. Heading up to the black with a flowers,a Bonsai and team of artists and film folks from Japan.  Wish us luck!

Our Japanese mission partner

Shock Tube Upgrade

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Mach 4 anyone? The newest upgrades on our hypersonic wind tunnel (shock tube) are ready for round one testing.

The shock tube will be used for active drag reduction studies.

Just for Fun

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Multiple Vehicle Operations

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

For the last year we’ve been putting multiple vehicles in the air at once. This have given us lots of new operational capabilities. We videoed one vehicle from another, even seeing a balloon burst from a miles away. We can relay commands between vehicles and coordinate landing sites.