[Space] launch plan for Sunday!

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 04:15:58 PST 2010


To be precise, the launch site we were looking at is here, not where the
marker is in Mountain view.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=San+Luis+Reservoir+State+Recreation+Area,+Los+Banos,+CA+93635&hl=en&ei=yKhuS-u0LJiuiwOYmtHiBA&sll=37.051889,-121.129761&sspn=0.437308,0.514297&ie=UTF8&view=map&geocode=FT-INQId70zI-A&split=0&ved=0CBQQpQY&hq=&ll=37.079284,-121.090965&spn=1.748571,2.05719&t=h&z=9

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On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 2:37 AM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:

> Sunday launch plan:
>
> we're going to the San Luis Reservoir, unless weather tomorrow
> suggests otherwise. We'll be launching from somewhere between there
> and the middle of central valley.
>
>
> http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=mountain+view,+ca&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=65.263254,135.263672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Mountain+View,+Santa+Clara,+California&ll=37.121454,-121.136627&spn=0.524506,1.056747&z=11
>
> 9am: Ozzy and I will be at Christie's place, at 1645 Folsom St. We'll
> depart from here (with anyone else that wants to join us) to head
> south down 101.
> 10am: Michael and Andrew will join the convoy from Mountain View
> 11am: we arrive, and start setting up
>
> I suspect filling up the balloon will be a long and drawn out
> procedure, which is lucky, because anyone not dealing with that will
> be dealing with mechanical setup of the payload, which is currently
> loose electronics rattling around in a cooler. We have twice as much
> helium as we need, and three unopened balloons, so we have some margin
> for error.
>
> The odds of us actually getting off the ground by noon aren't high, so
> if anyone wants to come later in the day, please do - if all goes
> well, the chase will run into the late afternoon, so there'll be much
> going on. My number is 415 508 6087.
>
> m.
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