Orbital Ascender Variant H1

February 21st, 2024

Every few years the Orbital Ascender gets an update. We put in everything we’ve learned from our high altitude work, our high altitude airships and engine test firings. This is the Orbital Ascender Variant H1. It has a new airfoil, engine configuration and a hundred other mods.

Updated Airship to Orbit Program Infograph

February 10th, 2024

New Video

January 16th, 2024

New Video:


A short of one of our balloons giving it up at 100,000 feet.

Mission Control Van Upgrade

January 16th, 2024

Our mission control van being stripped down so it can get built back up again. There’s a couple of decades of desert dust under that frame.

Burst Viewed from the Ground Video

January 5th, 2024

Video! https://youtu.be/N6UdMPT2b4o

We caught the burst of the Away 132 balloon from the ground. It was straight overhead when it burst at 102,900 feet. This video shows the burst from the ground and from on board.

We Get to Go Here

January 5th, 2024

Roll at 102,900 feet. Away 132 up top. This is why we do what we do.

Working the Program

December 31st, 2023