Archive for October, 2014

Mission Success, Six Flights to the Edge of Space

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Sunday Oct 26th we flew six high altitude balloon to the top of the stratosphere. We carried over 1700 PongSat student experiments, two MiniCubes, twelve HD cameras and a host of in house experiments. We also flew the reward signs for our Kickstarter effort that raised the funds for the flights. The last flight of the day was our 171st mission.

MHD in Washington DC

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Here’s the handout from a presentation we did recently on Magnetohydrodynamics with the Dept. of Energy.

Delayed Again

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Mission Delayed. Winds aloft have really ramped up. No matter how we run the flight sim we land in a inaccessible 11,000 foot mountain range. They are so high it would take six hours on the freeway just to get to the base of the range. We’re looking at the weather and getting permits moved again. As soon as we know I’ll post.