Tukwilla, WA (PRWEB) June 13, 2006
GPSFlight, the leader in high performance, miniature wireless GPS telemetry, is pleased to announce it has been selected as a technology provider to UP Aerospace, Inc. for the historic inaugural space launch of their SpaceLoft™ XL rocket from the New Mexico Spaceport this summer.
GPSFlight’s micro-sized STXe telemetry tracking devices and GPS-Team tracking software have been integrated with pre-launch telemetry tracking systems to gather critical data about atmospheric conditions from all altitudes, such as wind speed and direction. The STXe tracking modules will be sent into the upper atmosphere aboard weather balloons specifically designed for space flight planning. The STXe modules are capable of transmitting WAAS GPS, barometric pressure, temperature, and other information at speeds up to 10 times per second, and for distances of up to 60 miles. This data will then be fed into launch-control computers to create an atmospheric profile from ground level to the upper atmosphere, to insure proper rocket trajectory and other parameters.
GPSFlight and UP Aerospace are committed to lowering the cost of space flight, thus presenting greater opportunities for private businesses and educational institutions to create more effective (space related) products, and conduct more economically efficient scientific research.
Jerry Larson, President of UP Aerospace explained, “We are counting on GPSFlight to deliver important atmospheric conditions data that is vital to the successful launch of our SpaceLoft XL™ rocket.” Larson continued, “The affordability and performance of the GPSFlight technology will make it an important part of our launch program success today -- and into the future.”
Craig Kairis, CEO of GPSFlight elaborated, “UP Aerospace is proud to provide cost-effective access to space for thousands of corporations and educational institutions who would not otherwise have this exciting opportunity. We are delighted that our technology will enable UP Aerospace to achieve a safe, successful, and low-cost space-launch program for years to come.”
GPSFlight's advanced telemetry provides the most cost effective, long range GPS tracking solution available in the market today. The company also develops and manufactures hardware and software that delivers a complete communications package allowing customers to easily set up wireless networks (without the need for cellular or satellite communications), and to also track and monitor assets in realtime, whether in the air, or on the ground. Another attribute of this unique technology, is the ability to track thousands of assets at one time over long distances, utilizing the ISM 902-928 unlicensed frequency band at up to 10 times per second. This gives the user an effective way to track assets, at a fraction of the cost of cellular. GPSFlight customers include commercial, military, and recreational companies worldwide. For more information visit http://www.gpsflight.com or call 425-653-2477.
About UP Aerospace
UP Aerospace, Inc. is the world's premier supplier of affordable access to space. Until now, sub-orbital space launch capabilities have cost hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. UP Aerospace has dramatically changed the equation by providing substantial payload-launch capabilities for as little as a few thousand dollars. The company also provides options for unrestricted access to the space environment, as well as full deployment of payloads and experiments into space. These options are ideal for college and university experiments, as well as for unique scientific research. In short: UP Aerospace offers complete, affordable, turnkey space-launch missions that can be scheduled and completed in just months. UP Aerospace will be scheduling up to 30 space launches per year, and is currently booking launches for the remainder of 2006, 2007, 2008, and beyond. The on-ramp to the ‘final frontier’ is now open. For the latest launch schedule, and to request payloads on upcoming flights, call UP Aerospace, Inc. toll-free at: 1-877-UP-UP-321 (1-877-878-7321). Visit UP Aerospace on the Web at http://www.upaerospace.com.
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