JP Aerospace PongSat
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chaffeem: Our next scheduled flight will be in April. However, that is tentative, and things like weather, funds, and pop-up sponsors wanting a flight tomorrow could change that.
FowThingies: there actually have been some pokeball colored pongsats.
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2. Create your experiment per the guidelines in the pdf.
3. Cut open a ping pong ball and stuff your experiment inside (or 3D print one using the supplied model for extra geek appeal).
4. Fill out the form on the back page of the pdf from #1.
5. Mail us your PongSat with the form from #4, and we'll fly your experiment on our next flight! Our balloon flights routinely reach an altitude of 90,000 to 100,000 feet!
Note: although the PongSat program is focused toward education, anyone anywhere may participate, student or not. The purpose of the program is learning by doing: an opportunity to get hands on with space easily.
Also, the model is provided for you to customize for your experiment, such as adding circuit board, switch, and sensor mounts. The only modification not allowed is making the diameter larger than 40mm, at least not without special permission.
JP Aerospace home page: jpaerospace.com/
JP Aerospace blog: jpaerospace.com/blog/
JP Aerospace on Facebook: facebook.com/jpaerospace
PongSat home page: jpaerospace.com/pongsat/index.htm
PongSat on Facebook: facebook.com/pages/PongSat/250288635034145
PongSat on Space.com: space.com/17589-pongsat-ping-pong-balls-space-balloon.html
PongSat on Wired: wired.com/design/2012/07/pongsats/
PongSat on NBC: dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/11/15848691-learn-more-about-jp-aerospace?lite
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