The Perlan Project and Teachers in Space will be training high school teachers this summer to build CubeSats with experiments that can be carried to the edge of space. Students will build the science packages this next year. They will be carried on Airbus Perlan Mission 2 flights to the edge of space in the summer of 2016. The CubeSat training will happen in August of 2015 in Palmdale, California. The CubeSat containers shown here were made by Perlan team member Morgan Sandercock on a 3D printer.
The Perlan 2 will have a ballistic recovery chute for emergency descent to the ground. The BRS strap has been installed on the fuselage prior to sending the fuselage to the paint shop. BRS Aerospace has donated time and expertise to the design and installation.
The Perlan trailer is finished and on its way to the port in Germany.
Thanks to Airbus, a model of the Perlan 2 was exhibited at the Pairis Le Bourget Airshow June 15-21, 2015. This model is now on permanent display at the Airbus Group Technology building. Here's just a few photos of the setup, before the public was allowed in on the first day.
Wings and wing tips weighted. June 8, 2015
Wings and allerons painted. June 8, 2015
The Perlan II is set up in the RDD shop in Redmond, OR - May 2015