[Space] nevada team

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Thu Feb 11 12:08:07 PST 2010


Looks interesting - I have some freescale pressure sensors that are
rated down to -40, I think, but we'd have to build data collection and
logging for them, and then work out what the data means. I was meaning
to hook one up to an ADC pin on the opentracker for the first launch,
but on the whole, I'm just as glad I didn't spend the time :)

m.

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net> wrote:
> I've been e-mailing back and forth with the guy at http://microtim.com/ who
> claims that if we can keep it from getting too cold, his altimeter should
> work up to 120k ft.
>
> Blake
>
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net>
> wrote:
>>
>> A friend of mine just bought one and used it about three weeks ago for his
>> paragliding trip down in Valle Mexico. He claims it worked great for him. I
>> don't want our balloons to have to go all the way to Mexico just to get a
>> good GPS signal though.
>>
>> Blake
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Greg <grog at piratelabs.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Spot runs on Globalstar's satphone network. Globalstar has been
>>> suffering from defective and failing LNA's in their satellites which
>>> early last year had made the network almost useless due to the number
>>> of dead satellites. This may be why they held off on sales for a
>>> while. Globalstar is making a slow comeback and launching new sats to
>>> replace the dead ones, but coverage is still spotty at the current time.
>>>
>>> -g-
>>>
>>> -----
>>>
>>> Greg Stramback
>>> iPhone CSI/QA
>>> stramback at apple.com
>>>
>>> On Feb 11, 2010, at 11:09, Adam Fritzler <mid at zigamorph.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> > I've been trying to get a SPOT for a couple months now.  The problem
>>> > is that they released the new Spot 2 in October and then suddenly
>>> > recalled them all (and prevented any of them from being activated).
>>> > They've so far provided no real date on when they'll have a new rev of
>>> > the hardware available.  Latest clue is "late Feb".
>>> >
>>> > The supply chain is apparently completely empty of both Spot 1 and
>>> > Spot 2's.  I even walked into REI in SF last month and there's a big
>>> > sign above the counter that says they don't know when they'll be on
>>> > sale again.
>>> >
>>> > But, if they ever figure out QA and customer service, I'm pretty
>>> > confident the device is awesome.  A friend has a Spot 1 and is very
>>> > happy with it.  They seem quite nearly un-losable.
>>> >
>>> > asf.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Blake Barrett <Blake at blakebarrett.net
>>> > > wrote:
>>> >> I work with some fellows who are para-gliders and they keep
>>> >> recommending
>>> >> SPOT trackers.
>>> >> I think Brian was looking into buying one.
>>> >>
>>> >> Blake
>>> >>
>>> >> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 3:43 AM, Jonathan Moore <moore at eds.org>
>>> >> wrote:
>>> >>>
>>> >>> This device is kinda interesting but only works for 24h. Great for
>>> >>> all
>>> >>> inital flights but not good for long flights:
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>> http://www.unr.edu/NevadaSat/BalloonSats/Balloonsat%20Pages/SPOT.html
>>> >>>
>>> >>> -Jonathan
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>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> --
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>>
>> --
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>
>
>
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