[Space] Spacebridge launch planning meeting, Sunday 1/10, 5pm

Matt Everingham matt.everingham at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 17:43:39 PST 2010


I am not able to attend this meeting (getting over a cold), but I
wanted to offer that I can get into contact with a volunteer/hobbyist
chase team with experience.  They might be able to participate or lend
some lessons learned.  If this turns out to be of interest, let me
know.

Matt


On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
> Hi-ho - after much enthusiasm at the inaugural Spacebridge meeting
> late last year, it's time for the next step. This Sunday will be the
> first planning meeting for the first Spacebridge (balloon) launch,
> ambitiously (if vaguely) scheduled for early February. If you have
> general interest or specific ideas on payload to send up to the edge
> of space, be there at 5pm.
>
> Tentative agenda snapshot from wave:
>
> * Location, location, location
>  * North Marin, >30nm from SFO?
>  * FAA/ATC checkin
> * Balloon
>  * We have two - one has been unrolled, poked at, played with (and
> will be again), and shouldn't be trusted. The other one is still
> safely packed and should stay that way until inflation.
> * Payload
>  * 4lb x 3 limit to avoid FAA/ATC oversight
>  * G1 with custom app
>    * usb/serial interface to arduino?
>  * buoyancy control
>    * arduino-controlled solenoid valve
>    * passive mechanism (Miloh?)
>  * payload return
>    * unpowered UAV - need to check with FAA
>    * parachute
>      * chase teams
>  * communications
>    * APRS?
>    * rely on a 3g squeal in minutes before impact?
>    * no requirement for external control if staying clear of FAR
> 101.1(4) - right? http://www.eoss.org/pubs/far_annotated.htm
>  * (add other payload ideas here)
>
> (search in wave for tag:spacebridge to find the agenda - if that
> doesn't work, try searching for group:spacebridge at googlegroups.com)
>
> m.
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