Away 130

January 23rd, 2020
The next JPA mission: Away 130 high altitude balloon flight on May 24, 2020. On board will be PongSat student experiments, MiniCubes and high altitude airship experiments. PongSats are completely full with over 300 students flying with us.

The New JPA Store Up and Running

January 16th, 2020
Our new store ‘Dark Sky Market’ is up and running! The bazaar at the edge of space. It keeps us flying!

Truss to Air Beam

December 12th, 2019

We’re changing the internal structure of our airships from carbon trusses to air beams. 20 pounds per 100 feet just isn’t light enough.

Morning, JP Aerospace Style

December 7th, 2019

Goooooooood Morning Planet Earth!!!!  From an Airship to Orbit systems testing balloon mission.

Submarine Work

December 7th, 2019

When I designed our sub I wanted no thru-hull connections. Wireless controls & completely separate internal/external power. Reality is here & one window has been replaced by a plate for connections. Today we pulled it to add yet another one. Ironman was helping.

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