Comprised entirely of volunteers, JP Aerospace strives to put suborbital projects in the hands of students and enthusiasts. Utilizing a 3-stage system of airships, each with particular capabilities, orbit will ultimately be achieved via use of an electric propulsion system.
In late 2011, JP Aerospace also set a new record for Airship Altitude. The Twin Balloons Airship flew to 95,085 feet (28,982 meters), breaking the previous record by nearly 4 miles (6.44 kilometers). Having inspired and involved thousands of volunteers to date, JP Aerospace continues to set new standards for the commercial spaceflight arena.