[Space] KML from G1 data
ivegotta at tombom.co.uk
Tue Jun 8 15:05:30 PDT 2010
I thought the APRS packets were being generated by the G1, in which case
the two should correlate perfectly. Is that not the case?
On 06/08/2010 02:52 PM, Christie Dudley wrote:
> Hm. The highest data point recorded via APRS is 71185 ft. around the
> location where the KML data was peaking (although there are gaps after
> that). See: http://aprs.fi/?call=KJ6ERK-11&mt=m&z=11&timerange=86400
> <http://aprs.fi/?call=KJ6ERK-11&mt=m&z=11&timerange=86400>. The G1,
> according to all reports, will only accurately report location up to
> 60,000 ft. If you managed to hack that, then kudos... but you probably
> want to double check your altitude calculations.
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> The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit
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> intelligence." -- Albert Einstein
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 1:11 PM, Chris Paget <ivegotta at tombom.co.uk
> <mailto:ivegotta at tombom.co.uk>> wrote:
> This doesn't seem right. Assuming the kml measures altitude in metres,
> that puts apogee at about 200,000 feet - I thought the ceiling for
> balloons was about 120k feet?
> Was the G1 the only GPS that flew? Would be nice to have another set of
> data to validate against.
> On 06/08/2010 11:56 AM, Jonathan Moore wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 7:29 AM, Erik Ebert <eebert at gmail.com
> <mailto:eebert at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >> Cool. I stripped out the dropouts so it displays a little better...
> > did the new flight really go that much higher? I guess we did not have
> > data from a good protaion of the alpha flight that could explain it.
> > -Jonathan
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