[Noisebridge-discuss] Impulse trip down to Vandenberg to see the latest SpaceX launch tomorrow (Sunday)?
adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 17:58:56 UTC 2016
I'll be on 146.580
On Jan 17, 2016 6:32 AM, "Michael Toren" <mct at toren.net> wrote:
> Latest update from the launch-alert mailing list:
> > This morning's planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg
> > AFB appears to be on schedule. Liftoff is planned for 10:42:18 a.m.
> > PST, the start of a 30-second launch window.
> > If you will be using optical assistance (binoculars, telescope, etc.)
> > to view the launch, try following the first stage after stage 1/2
> > separation. You may be able to follow the stage part or much of its
> > way down to its attempted landing on a barge in the ocean.
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 11:50:32PM -0800, Michael Toren wrote:
> > , from 2003. Brian runs the "launch
> > alert" list (http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/launch-alert),
> > you can learn about upcoming Vandenberg activity. (Very good list,
> > recommended!) Getting ready for another launch last year, I pinged Brian
> > asking if there was any way to tune into the countdown. He replied:
> > > Providing Vandenberg launch status info over ham radio is something
> > > that is not actively encouraged. As a matter of fact, one ham radio
> > > repeater in Santa Barbara prohibited this activity.
> > >
> > > Why can't you use an I-phone and listen to the launch over the
> > > Internet from NASA TV, Spaceflightnow.com, or the United Launch
> > > Alliance web site?
> > So, we'll see. I really hope it works! I don't have a clear memory of
> > trying the repeaters last time, but I'm sure we must have. We brought
> > radios this trip, anyway, just in case. :-)
> > ~mct
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