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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #80 on: 12/09/2017 07:38 PM »
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MHD  Test firing number 100. A little engine work, a little wind tunnel work, a little balloon work, a little submarine work.
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #81 on: 12/15/2017 05:59 PM »
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Concept drawing of the TransAtmospheric Ascender heading for the 100 km mark..
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #82 on: 12/19/2017 08:51 PM »
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Once again it's 'Bad Drawing Time'. Here's the development path for the Dark Sky Station.
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #83 on: 12/29/2017 08:11 PM »
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New prop for the high altitude airship.
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #84 on: 01/20/2018 12:16 PM »

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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #85 on: 04/15/2018 09:10 PM »
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Today we started assembling the keel truss for the airship in the new hanger.
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Kevin and Bryan checking torque on over a thousand truss bolts.
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #86 on: 04/17/2018 05:24 PM »
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Yesterday we got Ascender outer envelope installed on the truss structure. Over the next few days we'll be installing systems.
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #87 on: 04/22/2018 06:32 PM »
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She Flies!
Yesterday we conducted the second float and system integration test of the Ascender 9 airship.
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #88 on: 04/22/2018 07:03 PM »
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Yesterday was an intense day, about 16 hours from first power up to locking the door. The team performed spectacularly.  Here we're walking the airship back to give us some room to run the engines.
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #89 on: 04/24/2018 07:44 PM »
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This is a good view of the Ascender 9's keel truss. The Ascenders are not dirigibles nor blimps. They are 'Keeled Airships'.  Another example of a keeled airship is the Italian Norge airship.
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« Reply #90 on: 04/25/2018 06:53 AM »
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My favorite shot. Ascender 9 eight feet up.
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Up top on a 2017 PongSat mission.
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #91 on: 06/02/2018 09:52 PM »
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The launch apron for the Ascender 9 is starting to shape up. Next is the deploy-able wind screen that goes up on the poles.
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #92 on: 06/05/2018 06:33 AM »
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The TransAtmospheric Ascender approaching the Dark Sky Station while the Orbital Ascender departs for the International Space Station.
Make big plans, then do them.
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #93 on: 06/05/2018 06:34 PM »
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Bad drawing time. This is a sketch of the next Dark Sky Station test vehicle (view from above). This one is 70 feet across and will fly to 40,000 feet. Serious bell bottom disco action going on....
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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #94 on: 06/05/2018 07:35 PM »
Why do they make their vehicles look like UFOs.

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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #95 on: 06/10/2018 04:37 PM »
Why do they make their vehicles look like UFOs.
They have to balance aerodynamics with inflatable geometry, something that has enough volume to surface area for helium to work, but with a narrow enough cross section to actually fly instead of sky-sail at drag-permitted speeds.

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Re: JP Aerospace updates
« Reply #96 on: 06/14/2018 06:02 PM »
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It's bad drawing time!!!!  This is the layout for the Ascender 36 first flight from above.
I'm a big advocate of never spending an hour on a CAD drawing when a 5 min. hand sketch will do. It needs to explain, not look pretty.
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