Sub Soldering!

November 29th, 2019
When prototyping I tend to make cables extra long. It’s great when you’re always moving stuff. Now that we’re getting the submarine ready for first dive the wiring has gotten out of hand. We’re going through shortening about 60 cables. Smile, it’s soldering week !

Ascender Ellipse in the Launch Arena

November 27th, 2019
The Ascender Ellipse is one of our smallest airships. The new launch arena was sized so Ellipse can be worked on and launched protected from the wind. #jpaerospace

Orbital Airship Engine Concept Drawings

November 11th, 2019

Configuration concept drawings of the electric/chemical hybrid engine arrays for the Ascender orbital airship. We’re projecting eight arrays of four.

Orbital Ascender Airship Concept Art

November 8th, 2019

Ascender Ellipse

October 16th, 2019

Next on Deck: Ascender Ellipse. This is the first Ascender airship with an elliptical cross section & an all air beam internal structure. It’s just a little one, 26 ft long. It’s for low altitude structural tests. The Ellipse is 70% complete. We hope to fly before years end.

Bellavia Getting Close to Launch

October 15th, 2019

We’re starting to replace the hand made boards on Bellavia (our sub) with PCB’s This one just came in today. It’s the sensor breakout board. It connects an Arduino computer to a whole set of sensors. Kudos to Chris for a great job on board design.

Away 129 Flight Team!

October 12th, 2019