Away 123 Flies Sunday

June 24th, 2017

Away 123 is ready to flight. This will be our 188th mission.

We roll to the desert in the morning for a setup. Liftoff is Sunday Morning.

PongSat Mission Patch

June 22nd, 2017

PongSat Mission Patch! This beautiful patch helps PongSats keep flying. At Amazon:

Go for Away 123

June 22nd, 2017

The weather looks good, winds aloft are low. We are go for a run to 100,000 feet this weekend. The vehicle is Away 123.

This will be our 188th mission.

Ascender 9 Inflation Test

June 19th, 2017

We completed Ascender 9 outer envelope. It was time to inflate it and see if we sewed it right. Our next step is to mount the truss structure.Then it will be on to installing inner lift cells, and all the plumbing. The motors go on at the end.

It also was our first real work in the new building.

Away 123 Mission Date

June 9th, 2017

Away 123 has been scheduled and rescheduled. The weather has been making us just a bit crazy.

Away 123 is now on for June 25th. It will carry PongSats, MiniCubes, ATO experiments, a helium release valve and six cameras.

Working the Program

June 8th, 2017

Ascender 9 outer envelope complete!

June 6th, 2017

We’ve completed the outer envelope of the Ascender 9 airship. We’re hoping to do a first inflation test Wednesday night if the weather and parking lot allow.