SATINS was founded in 2012 to provide opportunities for K-12 students to fly their science experiments in a near-space environment. There are unique opportunities with HAB (High Atmospheric Balloon) activities now that commercial Near Space Tourism is a reality that together will lead to a strengthening of America’s role as the world engine of innovation in just over the next decade. Students and teachers will develop their very own near space program and network with classrooms nationwide in a variety of ways; joint space missions, friendly competitions, local, state, and national science fairs, workshops, and more.
As manned development programs progress within the commercial space tourism industry, SATINS will advance to flying teachers (of all grade levels) and College level students on manned flights lasting up to 3 hours 20 to 30 miles above the Earth, each flight participant will experience the chance of a life-time to fly into near space and the opportunity to share those experiences in real time with their classrooms below.
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To achieve our overall mission SATINS has multiple programs that focus on an educational strategy designed to work with students throughout their entire k-12 years, and beyond; as each student progresses through elementary, junior high and high school so too does their level of participation. The highest level of achievement within SATINS, (as a graduating senior) is being selected for the Student Stratonaut Program wear in College students will begin to train for manned missions into near space in support of the global scientific community. We want to give students a taste of what’s possible with a STEM education and career.
SATINS Sr. Management Team
Dr. Patrick J. Navin
Is a degreed Chemical/Environmental Professional with over 20 years experience as a Science Teacher-teaching various level students science and mathematics.
Over 20 years experience as an Environmental Chemists-sampling, testing, analysis, evaluation, and remediation of waters, soils, wastes, and air.
University of North Texas; Denton, Texas-Bachelor of Science Degree - Chemistry .
University of North Texas; Denton, Texas-Graduate studies work in Analytical / Physical Chemistry .
University of Texas Austin-Undergraduate work in Chemical Engineering.
Worked as a Engineering Tech for an Aerospace company on the L.(Leading) E.(Edge) S.(Space) S.(Shuttle) program for the US Space Shuttle.
David M. Jankowski
Founder and CEO of The SATINS program
David has over 20 years experience in business management, marketing, and design. 10 years experience working in the commercial aerospace industry developing key business model concepts for markets that include CubeSat, Lunar Lander, Orbital refueling, cargo re-supply, and Earth/Moon communication systems. Developed Synerspace: A "Theme Park" model for supporting commercial space tourism.
SATINS FLIGHT TEAM MEMBERS FOR ICARUS
Senior Lab Technician for SATINS Special Projects
John is co-owner, and Chief Engineer for the Ventenna Company, LLC, which designs and manufactures specialized radio antennas. With worldwide distribution, customers include the FBI, CIA, NSA, and DOD, as well as various international governments. He also holds three patents in the fields of antenna design, and industrial motor control methods.
John has been an Amateur Radio operator since 1972, and holds the Extra Class License, the highest level license for Ham Radio. His Call Sign is WB4YJT.
Nampa Idaho July 2nd 2016
Image taken by: Paul Verhage
SATINS CEO David Jankowski, Senior Lab Technician John Kernkemp, Ground and Recovery crew: Rachel Verhage,Ethan Howard, Ted Cesler and Heather Cesler.
Also pictured: Third Man Records & ICARUS Designer Kevin Carrico -
Not pictured:Senior Flight Technician Paul Verhage
Page Editor: SATINS Administrator
This page was last updated: April 19, 2017
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Xavier M. Jubier
Is an engineer by formation and IT manager by profession. He maintains a website related to eclipses with tools widely used by the eclipse chasing community and outside as well, and has been directly involved in a few world premieres related to eclipses.
His website gives you access to interactive eclipse maps that lets you know the local circumstances and how well you’re doing in terms of positioning by geolocating you which is handy on your smartphone. Other specialized software is also available to automatize the photography of solar eclipses and much more.