Archive for March, 2018

Next Stop the Edge of Space

Monday, March 5th, 2018

The next step on the air beam is to haul it up to 100,000 feet and test it. Saturday we test fit the beam on a High Rack balloon platform. This spring we’ll send it up.

Air Beam Rib

Monday, March 5th, 2018

This shows one of our early air beams being used as a rib in one of our Ascender airships.

Student Day

Monday, March 5th, 2018

It was a student day at JPA Saturday. They jumped in on installing submarine parts and testing the new air beam.

Air Beam Development

Monday, March 5th, 2018

The team put the new air beam through it’s paces last weekend. Air beams will eventually replace the carbon trusses we use in our airships and Dark Sky Stations. We loaded the new beam with 48 pound of weights with only 1.2 psi internal pressure.