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
  • 3D Printed
  • Eco-Friendly Materials
  • Tracked From Lift-Off To Landing
  • Delivered Back To You!


What Can You Send To Space?

  • Plant Seeds
  • Small Electronics
  • Undeveloped Film
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Memorabilia
  • 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
  • Combustibles
  • Anything Heavier Than 2.35 Oz.
  • Any Device That Emits A Radio Signal

Important Notice: All ExploraLabs are subject to inspection.


Inspired by SpaceUnited’s BalloonSat-1 and BalloonSat-2, the goal of ExploraLab is to get more people involved in space exploration.

Originally code named TARA2 (Transpherical Aircraft Research Apparatus), the ExploraLab design 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 by Tyler Anderson SpaceUnited’s CAD Designer.

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…

JP Aerospace

The first ExploraLabs were launched be JP Aerospace (JPA), an independent for-profit space program that’s focused on developing, building, and flying low cost aerospace systems.

JP Aerospace currently operates a PongSat program, developed 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 were honored that JPA agreed to fly our first ExploraLabs 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:

ExploraLab Division
7877 W. 84th Ct.
Arvada, CO 80005