Archive for November, 2015

MiniCubes on Rockets

Friday, November 27th, 2015

MiniCubes on Rockets! The compact size of a MiniCube allows it to be launched on model rockets. The idea is to get students flying MiniCubes on their own rockets and when they are ready for the next step up, they can send their cube to us for a flight on balloon to the edge of space.

To test it we bought a Estes Maxi Alpha III rocket from the hobby store and put a MiniCube on it. After the Away 118 and 119 flights we sent the rocket and MiniCube skyward. It flew great.

Touchdown!

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Away 119 touching down. The first pic is about 30 feet up, the second about 3 feet off the ground. On touch down the camera popped off the servo and kept recording while laying on the ground. Check out the shadow of the vehicle under parachute in the lower left.

JPA Article in Sactown Magazine

Friday, November 27th, 2015

We’re in this months issue of Sactown Magazine! It’s a great article and they put in some of our best pics! As they say, on news stands now.

Check it out. Here’s a link to the teaser.

http://www.sactownmag.com/December-January…/Inside-Issue-55/

Mission Partners from 104,305 feet

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Launch of Away 118

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Servo Camera

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

One of the cameras on Away 119 was mounted on a servo. It circled around giving us a series of great pictures.

Away 118 in the Air

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015