PongSat: The worlds space program

Student experiments flown to the edge of space by balloons.

A PongSat is an experiment that fits inside of a ping pong ball.

These ping pong ball ‘satellites’ are flown to the edge of space by balloon.
The PongSats are then returned to the student.

It’s an easy and inexpensive way to get students excited about science and engineering.

There are endless possibilities for experiments that can fit inside a ping pong ball. PongSat’s can be as simple or complex as
you want them to be. Experiments can be as simple as comparing how high a ball bounces before and after being exposed to vacuum.
The PongSat can carry seeds to see if exposure to cosmic rays effect their growth. Several small inexpensive computers and other
electronic can fit inside a PongSat. These can be used to create a wide range of experiments. Whether carrying a marshmallow to
see if it puffs up in the vacuum of near space or an entire sophisticated satellite in miniature, PongSat can create motivation, drive
and passion in the classroom.

PongSats are flown at no cost to the student or school. 

PongSat on Face Book!

For the latest PongSat mission see the JPA Blog.

Over 18,000 Pongsats have flown. This was the 10,000th.

10,000th PongSat Flown

PongSat Mission

PongSats at peak altitude during a 2011 PongSat mission

PongSat  Lots of PongSats

On the inside  Anything that will fit


A student won the national Science fair with his Pongsat and got to meet the President.

PongSat student and the President

PongSat Flight October 6th, 2019

Away 129 in flight.

PongSats at the edge of space

How do I start?

Contact us at JP Aerospace and we’ll send you more information.

You can also download the PongSat Users Guide.         PongSat Users Guide.PDF

PongSat a registered trademark and is sponsored and operated by:

JP Aerospace

  JP AEROSPACE America’s OTHER Space Program

2530 Mercantile Dr. Suite I, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

web site http://www. jpaerospace.com

(916) 858- 0185

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