NLSE-1Everybody wants to make a space trip, so my son Joost and I joined as well, that is, a trip to near space (31 kms high), through the service offered by JP Aerospace. For the full story on how we built this tiny satellite that fits into a pingpong ball, how it was flown upwards, which measurement results we got and to follow current developments, see the following link towards our PICAXE-18X based NLSE-1 Pongsat project. It has most probably been the first electronics-based PongSat that has functioned the whole trip towards near-space and back to earth, with registered temperatures as low as -60 C, thanks to a special LiPo battery.

 

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