[Space] launch plan for Sunday!

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Sun Feb 7 11:45:14 UTC 2010

I take it back. We *aren't* ready to launch. One important checklist
step not done (largely for lack of having an actual checklist) - GPS
firmware upgrade, which needs building a new cable. Without that, the
GPS dies when crossing 60k feet. I'll get on that tomorrow morning and
update the list when done. Sorry all!


On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 2:37 AM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
> Sunday launch plan:
> we're going to the San Luis Reservoir, unless weather tomorrow
> suggests otherwise. We'll be launching from somewhere between there
> and the middle of central valley.
> http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=mountain+view,+ca&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=65.263254,135.263672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Mountain+View,+Santa+Clara,+California&ll=37.121454,-121.136627&spn=0.524506,1.056747&z=11
> 9am: Ozzy and I will be at Christie's place, at 1645 Folsom St. We'll
> depart from here (with anyone else that wants to join us) to head
> south down 101.
> 10am: Michael and Andrew will join the convoy from Mountain View
> 11am: we arrive, and start setting up
> I suspect filling up the balloon will be a long and drawn out
> procedure, which is lucky, because anyone not dealing with that will
> be dealing with mechanical setup of the payload, which is currently
> loose electronics rattling around in a cooler. We have twice as much
> helium as we need, and three unopened balloons, so we have some margin
> for error.
> The odds of us actually getting off the ground by noon aren't high, so
> if anyone wants to come later in the day, please do - if all goes
> well, the chase will run into the late afternoon, so there'll be much
> going on. My number is 415 508 6087.
> m.

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