Rocket-Shaped Payload Carriers
Want to send an experiment to the stratosphere AND get it back?
Now you can! ExploraLabs are rocket-shaped payload carriers used to launch your experiments 100,000 feet above our planet. That’s high enough to see the curvature of the Earth and the blackness of outer space!
Be one of the first to own this unique spacecraft.
These miniature exploration laboratories (hence the name) are sustainably built and can be safely used by children and adults alike. ExploraLab’s are:
- Easy To Use
- Fun Science
- A Cool Souvenir
- Actual Space Vehicles
- Tracked From Lift-Off To Landing
- Delivered Back To You!
What Can You Send To Space?
- Plant Seeds
- Small Electronics
- Undeveloped Film
- Mini Marshmallows
- Just About Anything That Will Fit!
What Can’t You Send To Space?
- Insects Or Other Animals
- Anything That Sticks Out Of The Compartment
- Volatile Chemicals
- Anything Heavier Than 2.35 Oz.
- Any Device That Emits A Radio Signal
Important Notice: All ExploraLabs are subject to inspection.
Originally code named TARA2 (Transpherical Aircraft Research Apparatus), ExploraLab was modeled after the SpaceUnited logo by staffer Kartik Ghorakavi. Prototype version 2.0 was improved upon by Kristijan Pepic and rendered by Dragan Beljan and version 3.0, the first version made available to the public, was engineered a title=”Staff” href=”http://spaceunited.org/staff/”>Tyler Anderson, an intern for the organization.
All of these prototypes were manufactured using modern 3D printing — basically replicators.
However, the payload carrier is only the first half of the ExploraLab promise – the second half is delivering them to space and then safely back to you…
No ExploraLab would be compete without JP Aerospace (JPA), a 30 year old independent space program that’s focused on developing, building, and flying low cost aerospace systems.
The precursor to the ExploraLab, PongSat, was developed by JPA to allow students to send experiments to space in a ping-pong ball. PongSats are collected and launched in bulk as secondary payloads on commercial high altitude balloons. Each launch is video recorded by on-board equipment and advanced tracking methods are utilized to ensure that each payload is returned to its owner.
To date, JPA has received, launched, and returned 12,000 space faring experiments. We’re honored that JPA has agreed to fly each ExploraLab to the stratosphere of space and back.
Get Your ExploraLab
Want an ExploraLab of your own? Are you ready to send an experiment to space?
Get your ExploraLab today and help us explore for good!
As a nonprofit, SpaceUnited will use the proceeds from each ExploraLab sale to further our mission of improving life through space exploration.
Where To Send Your ExploraLab
Once you’ve received your ExploraLab, insert your experiment, snap it shut, weigh it, and send it to SpaceUnited:
7877 W. 84th Ct.
Arvada, CO 80005