A batch of PongSats aboard one of JP Aerospace's High Racks
A PongSat containing electronics
A group of PongSat participants
A High Rack being launched by a weather balloon
An assortment of PongSats
A batch of PongSats in the stratosphere
With the increasing availability of things like GPS tracking systems, we’re hearing more and more about regular people using weather balloons to launch items into the sky’s upper reaches - examples have included a video camera, a miniature airplane, and even spacesuit-wearing teddy bears. While such efforts might get you interested in sending something of your own into almost-outer-space, the hassle involved in getting hold of all the necessary equipment could likely keep you from actually doing it. If you can fit your cargo into a ping pong ball, however, the folks at JP Aerospace will send it up for you.
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