[Space] Space Digest, Vol 3, Issue 2

Brian Choate brian.choate at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 08:41:27 PST 2010


Are you guys planning on being at the space all day Saturday prepping for
Sunday? I should be able to help out some on Saturday and probably go on
Sunday.

B.



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>   1. revised expectations (Mikolaj Habryn)
>   2. Re: revised expectations (Christie Dudley)
>   3. Re: revised expectations (Samuel Coniglio)
>   4. Re: revised expectations (Mikolaj Habryn)
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> Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:07:13 -0800
> From: Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to>
> Subject: [Space] revised expectations
> To: space <space at lists.noisebridge.net>
> Cc: Reed Kennedy <atinytree at gmail.com>, Andrew Gerrand
>        <andrewdg at gmail.com>
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> Sunday's meeting resulted in a grand new plan... to launch THIS WEEKEND.
>
> At this stage we're still waiting on the FAA to chat about longer term
> plans (presumably they're busy keeping planes from crashing into each
> other and such bagatelles), but if we take care to stay under the
> FAR101 requirements and out of air corridors, we should be fine. Ozzy
> suggests launching from somewhere around here -
>
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.648762,-121.377983&spn=0.214204,0.318947&t=h&z=12
> - and staying south of 132.
>
> There's a surprisingly small list of things to do (they're in wave,
> tagged spacebridge - I haven't added everyone by hand, but subscribing
> to spacebridge at googlegroups.com should magically give you edit access
> to that wave and all the others - just don't start emailing that
> address!). Thanks to Brian, Blake and Christopher (who have Done This
> Before - http://spaceballoonproject.blogspot.com/) we have a parachute
> and guidance on making CHDK work on the camera.
>
> Two more balloons and all the APRS gear are currently in transit;
> Andrew has the G1 and will make it even smarter before launch.
>
> Problems left to solve (from wave):
>  * payload enclosure and rigging
>  * confirm where we're getting helium and arrange to have two tanks
> waiting (ideally for weekend pickup), and what we need to know to
> safely move it around
>  * the APRS tracker will require external power (but everything else
> has its own batteries)
>  * consult tools mentioned at various earlier points to plot likely
> trajectories and select a precise launch location
>  * who will be available for assembling things on Saturday and
> launching/chasing on Sunday
>
> Let's do this.
>
> m.
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:17:57 -0800
> From: Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Space] revised expectations
> To: Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to>
> Cc: space <space at lists.noisebridge.net>, Reed Kennedy
>        <atinytree at gmail.com>,  Andrew Gerrand <andrewdg at gmail.com>
> Message-ID:
>        <91522aa31002021817g6314d992xd709e210b35c9782 at mail.gmail.com>
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> I suddenly find myself with a great deal more time on my hands.  I'll be
> looking into this over the next few days and should be able to get the
> following ready to go:
>
> * Hooking up all the APRS stuff when it comes in
> * Helium
> * Mapping out all the tools and getting a good projection.
>
> I don't know how much time I will have on Saturday, as I'm moving and
> that's
> a good day to enlist help for the bigger stuff.  It'll be my goal to have
> it
> all ready to go by Friday if we have a good plan together.
>
> I'd also like to go scout out a launch site one afternoon this week if
> anyone's game to come with me.
>
> Christie
> _______
> "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." -- W. Blake.
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
>
> > Sunday's meeting resulted in a grand new plan... to launch THIS WEEKEND.
> >
> > At this stage we're still waiting on the FAA to chat about longer term
> > plans (presumably they're busy keeping planes from crashing into each
> > other and such bagatelles), but if we take care to stay under the
> > FAR101 requirements and out of air corridors, we should be fine. Ozzy
> > suggests launching from somewhere around here -
> >
> >
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.648762,-121.377983&spn=0.214204,0.318947&t=h&z=12
> > - and staying south of 132.
> >
> > There's a surprisingly small list of things to do (they're in wave,
> > tagged spacebridge - I haven't added everyone by hand, but subscribing
> > to spacebridge at googlegroups.com should magically give you edit access
> > to that wave and all the others - just don't start emailing that
> > address!). Thanks to Brian, Blake and Christopher (who have Done This
> > Before - http://spaceballoonproject.blogspot.com/) we have a parachute
> > and guidance on making CHDK work on the camera.
> >
> > Two more balloons and all the APRS gear are currently in transit;
> > Andrew has the G1 and will make it even smarter before launch.
> >
> > Problems left to solve (from wave):
> >  * payload enclosure and rigging
> >  * confirm where we're getting helium and arrange to have two tanks
> > waiting (ideally for weekend pickup), and what we need to know to
> > safely move it around
> >  * the APRS tracker will require external power (but everything else
> > has its own batteries)
> >  * consult tools mentioned at various earlier points to plot likely
> > trajectories and select a precise launch location
> >  * who will be available for assembling things on Saturday and
> > launching/chasing on Sunday
> >
> > Let's do this.
> >
> > m.
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> Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 23:02:38 -0800
> From: Samuel Coniglio <sam.coniglio at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Space] revised expectations
> To: Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to>
> Cc: space <space at lists.noisebridge.net>, Reed Kennedy
>        <atinytree at gmail.com>,  Andrew Gerrand <andrewdg at gmail.com>
> Message-ID: <C7E77D78-2906-4C17-91BF-A73CF2077B01 at gmail.com>
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> Best of Luck! I'm caught up in Drinkbots and Arduino programming right
> now. Wish I could join you.
>
> Sam
>
> -- Samuel Coniglio
> Teacher, Photographer, Designer, Space Tourism Advocate, Adventurer,
> Lion Tamer
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Feb 2, 2010, at 6:07 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
>
> > Sunday's meeting resulted in a grand new plan... to launch THIS
> > WEEKEND.
> >
> > At this stage we're still waiting on the FAA to chat about longer term
> > plans (presumably they're busy keeping planes from crashing into each
> > other and such bagatelles), but if we take care to stay under the
> > FAR101 requirements and out of air corridors, we should be fine. Ozzy
> > suggests launching from somewhere around here -
> >
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.648762,-121.377983&spn=0.214204,0.318947&t=h&z=12
> > - and staying south of 132.
> >
> > There's a surprisingly small list of things to do (they're in wave,
> > tagged spacebridge - I haven't added everyone by hand, but subscribing
> > to spacebridge at googlegroups.com should magically give you edit access
> > to that wave and all the others - just don't start emailing that
> > address!). Thanks to Brian, Blake and Christopher (who have Done This
> > Before - http://spaceballoonproject.blogspot.com/) we have a parachute
> > and guidance on making CHDK work on the camera.
> >
> > Two more balloons and all the APRS gear are currently in transit;
> > Andrew has the G1 and will make it even smarter before launch.
> >
> > Problems left to solve (from wave):
> >  * payload enclosure and rigging
> >  * confirm where we're getting helium and arrange to have two tanks
> > waiting (ideally for weekend pickup), and what we need to know to
> > safely move it around
> >  * the APRS tracker will require external power (but everything else
> > has its own batteries)
> >  * consult tools mentioned at various earlier points to plot likely
> > trajectories and select a precise launch location
> >  * who will be available for assembling things on Saturday and
> > launching/chasing on Sunday
> >
> > Let's do this.
> >
> > m.
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 10:39:13 -0800
> From: Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to>
> Subject: Re: [Space] revised expectations
> To: Samuel Coniglio <sam.coniglio at gmail.com>
> Cc: space <space at lists.noisebridge.net>, Reed Kennedy
>        <atinytree at gmail.com>,  Andrew Gerrand <andrewdg at gmail.com>
> Message-ID:
>        <cd7d9f3b1002031039x3bed7b05v74fc1a300aab2753 at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 11:02 PM, Samuel Coniglio <sam.coniglio at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Best of Luck! I'm caught up in Drinkbots and Arduino programming right
> now.
> > Wish I could join you.
>
> Looking forward to seeing the results at Roboexotica - and we'll save
> some launching for you, don't worry :)
>
> m.
>
> >
> > Sam
> >
> > -- Samuel Coniglio
> > Teacher, Photographer, Designer, Space Tourism Advocate, Adventurer, Lion
> > Tamer
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > On Feb 2, 2010, at 6:07 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
> >
> >> Sunday's meeting resulted in a grand new plan... to launch THIS WEEKEND.
> >>
> >> At this stage we're still waiting on the FAA to chat about longer term
> >> plans (presumably they're busy keeping planes from crashing into each
> >> other and such bagatelles), but if we take care to stay under the
> >> FAR101 requirements and out of air corridors, we should be fine. Ozzy
> >> suggests launching from somewhere around here -
> >>
> >>
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.648762,-121.377983&spn=0.214204,0.318947&t=h&z=12
> >> - and staying south of 132.
> >>
> >> There's a surprisingly small list of things to do (they're in wave,
> >> tagged spacebridge - I haven't added everyone by hand, but subscribing
> >> to spacebridge at googlegroups.com should magically give you edit access
> >> to that wave and all the others - just don't start emailing that
> >> address!). Thanks to Brian, Blake and Christopher (who have Done This
> >> Before - http://spaceballoonproject.blogspot.com/) we have a parachute
> >> and guidance on making CHDK work on the camera.
> >>
> >> Two more balloons and all the APRS gear are currently in transit;
> >> Andrew has the G1 and will make it even smarter before launch.
> >>
> >> Problems left to solve (from wave):
> >> ?* payload enclosure and rigging
> >> ?* confirm where we're getting helium and arrange to have two tanks
> >> waiting (ideally for weekend pickup), and what we need to know to
> >> safely move it around
> >> ?* the APRS tracker will require external power (but everything else
> >> has its own batteries)
> >> ?* consult tools mentioned at various earlier points to plot likely
> >> trajectories and select a precise launch location
> >> ?* who will be available for assembling things on Saturday and
> >> launching/chasing on Sunday
> >>
> >> Let's do this.
> >>
> >> m.
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Space mailing list
> >> Space at lists.noisebridge.net
> >> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/space
> >
>
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