[Space] launch plan for Sunday!

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Sun Feb 7 11:20:26 PST 2010


It looks like the weather is going to clear from north to south.
Hourly forecasts show Modesto clear an hour before Los Banos -

http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/95352 is clear at 5pm
http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/93635 is clear at 6pm

So I think we have a better chance of launching south of Modesto, as
we were originally thinking.

In the meantime, we're pushing ahead with payload build at Noisebridge
- putting everything in the box gives us a net weight of 3.88 pounds!
Win! :)

Once Christie arrives we'll resume radio gear testing as well.

m.

On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
> Actually, I'm delighted you brought this up, because it gave me an
> opportunity to learn how to read METARs from Ozzy :)
>
> The short story is that there is nowhere in the Central Valley from
> Stockton to Merced that we can launch right now. Stockton is
> forecasting only scattered cloud at 2200 GMT (4pm); Merced for 2300
> GMT.
>
> We can't launch at 4pm - we need at least an hour or two of daylight
> after the balloon drops to recover. Thoughts? Debate at NB right now
> is whether to head out anyway and if we get clear sky by 1pm or so,
> we'll launch. If not, we'll at least be ready for the next clear day.
>
> m.
>
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net> wrote:
>> I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I am currently in Davis, which is
>> in the Central Valley (about 100 miles north of the proposed launch site)
>> and the weather is super overcast here. According to the weatherunderground
>> it is overcast in Los Banos as well.
>> http://www.wunderground.com/US/CA/Los_Banos.html I searched for Los Banos,
>> because that is the town that the San Luis Reservoir is closest to.
>> I have attached a picture of what the sky looks like here.
>> Just my $(1/50)
>>
>> Blake
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> FWIW we launched from Los Banos (11 miles east of the San Luis Reservoir)
>>> and landed somewhere near Firebaugh
>>>
>>> http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Badger+Flat+Rd+and+W+Pacheco+Blvd+Los+Banos,+CA+93635&daddr=Firebaugh,+CA&geocode=%3BFdZrMgIdufzR-CmZTBITkOuTgDHyYXqeAP7MQQ&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=37.055203,-120.878438&sspn=0.004127,0.009624&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=11
>>> Blake
>>> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 10:01 AM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> One more thing I need.  The cable for my radio is inadequate to get data
>>>> to the laptop.  What I need is a cable with this specific pinout:
>>>> http://www.brenorbrophy.com/HG/Head_set/VX150-Head-Set-PTT.gif
>>>>
>>>> Also, if you come across something like this it would be likely very
>>>> useful, but I'm not counting on it:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.virtualvillage.com/programming-cable-for-yaesu-vx-6r-vx-7r-001531-039.html
>>>> Christie
>>>> _______
>>>> "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." -- W. Blake.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Andrew Gerrand <andrewdg at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
>>>>> > Buy AT&T prepaid SIM and lithium AA batteries for the camera.
>>>>>
>>>>> On this.
>>>>>
>>>>> Andrew
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Blake
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>>> 1 559 455 7855
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Blake
>> blake at blakebarrett.net
>> 1 559 455 7855
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