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The latest happenings at JP Aerospace

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:46 am
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jp logo7/18/2005 Two new pages have been added. Really one new page and one old page. The new page is the Art of JP Aerospace!
This page features artistic creations people have made showing JPA vehicles. The other new/old page is a photo series of a mission we flew in 2000, Away 5.

7/17/2005 The team was really hoppin this Saturday. They kept at it for over twelve hours in spite of the 100 degree
Sacramento heat. We welcomed new team member John to our ranks and he did a great job cutting foam rings
and helping out with Away 28 roller system.

http://www.jpaerospace.com/away28protoandteam.jpg
http://www.jpaerospace.com/away28proto.jpg

We’ve been experimenting with several configurations for Away 28. The latest version (above), shows enough
promise to proceed with building a flight version. One of the difference between the prototype and the flight article
is the use of a light carbon fiber roller instead of a cardboard one. We’ve also begun to narrow down the
candidates for the roller control mechanism. Next will be the balloon guides, video monitoring system, and avionics.
This Away rack will get several test flights to 500 feet on a tether before we send it all the way up.

http://www.jpaerospace.com/away28roller.jpg
Carbon Fiber flight roller (fourteen inches in diameter).
Electronics work never ends. Sometimes it’s a major upgrade and other time it adjusting, poking and twiking.

http://www.jpaerospace.com/bobgpswhisperer2.jpg
Bob GPS Whisperer.

Comments and Questions can be posted on the Official JP Aerospace Forum:
http://www.xprizenews.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=25

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