[Space] budget

Samuel Coniglio sam.coniglio at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 18:52:24 PST 2010


Could we postpone this after Roboexotica? I have a drinkbot to re-build.

Sam

-- Samuel Coniglio
Teacher, Photographer, Designer, Space Tourism Advocate, Adventurer,  
Lion Tamer

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On Jan 14, 2010, at 6:23 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 6:19 PM, Christie Dudley  
> <longobord at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ouch!  That's the weekend of Winter Blast, where all the pyros on  
>> the west
>> coast get together and make the ground shake, the sky rumble and   
>> stars fall
>> from the heavens.  I'm afraid I'll be busy.
>
> If it's possible to revise the date, would the earlier weekend work
> better? 2/13 and 2/14 are also the weekend of BIL, which might be a
> conflict for some.
>
>> Today was kind of weird at work, but I should get gas for you  
>> tomorrow. I'll
>> check on the helium prices while I'm at it.  Another question that  
>> came
>> up... do we want to buy our own tank? We'd have to keep renting them
>> otherwise.
>
> Dumb question: are tanks at all gas-specific, or it it just fittings
> that care about seal materials and stuff? If we buy one for NB, will
> it be usable for any future project that has gas storage needs? And
> how much would it cost?
>
> m.
>
>> Christie
>> KJ6ERM
>> _______
>> Getting to the bottom of the hill is convenient. The view from the  
>> top of
>> the hill is stunning. Where would you choose to live?
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 6:08 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to>  
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> How close are we to having a solid idea of what we have left to
>>> acquire for the launch? Ozzy has pinged the FAA with a launch date  
>>> of
>>> 2/13, which gives us an extra week, but is still not very far  
>>> away :)
>>>
>>> Off the top of my head, we still need:
>>>
>>> Helium! (around $100 - Christie, can you confirm?)
>>> Batteries/power regulation (Alex, Thom - suggestions?)
>>> Camera (Sam? I just tried bidding on an $11 SD630 with a broken
>>> display on ebay, but was outbid all the way up to $26 :P)
>>> APRS tracker & radio
>>> GPS to feed into tracker
>>> Mechanical pieces - parachute, insulated carrier, cargo net
>>> (volunteers to track any of these down?)
>>>
>>> Anything else missing? We already have the balloon and G1 (albeit  
>>> sans
>>> software), and I think we can skip the Arduino brain for the moment
>>> since the APRS tracker gear is likely to be able to read
>>> pressure/temperature sensors and relay them back down.
>>>
>>> m.
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