[islandlabs] Balloon Trajectory Planning

Diane Hill dhill52 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 3 19:31:33 EST 2010


is there meeting tonight at SB?

--- On Wed, 3/3/10, Burns, William <burns at cshl.edu> wrote:

> From: Burns, William <burns at cshl.edu>
> Subject: Re: [islandlabs] Balloon Trajectory Planning
> To: "Island Labs main mailing list" <list at islandlabs.org>
> Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 4:03 PM
> 
> 
>  
>  
>  
> Normal batteries won't hold
> up to the cold of space, so 
> yes, we'll be using external
> (lithium) batteries.
> The camera takes AA batteries, so
> those will be lithium as 
> well.
> (the batteries are already in the
> 
> office)
>  
> We've got buck/boost
> converters to get to the phones 
> desired charging voltage. (5V)
> We've got a variety of them,
> so we could deal w/ just about 
> any type of phone.
> Your phone should work w/
> the "better" charger that 
> takes 2 AA batteries. (the others only take 1
> battery)
>  
> -Bill
> 
> 
>   
>   
>   From:
> list-bounces at islandlabs.org 
>   [mailto:list-bounces at islandlabs.org] On Behalf Of
> john 
>   abella
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 3:55 PM
> To: Island 
>   Labs main mailing list
> Subject: Re: [islandlabs] Balloon Trajectory 
>   Planning
> 
> 
>   Yeah, I don't think anyone was suggesting
> that we land in the Pine 
>   Barrens -- exactly the opposite.   I like the
> Hackettstown launch 
>   location so far.   
> 
> Are we going to run external batteries on 
>   the phone and / or camera?   The phone is 
>   3.7v.     The battery went 12 hours
> yesterday without even 
>   using 50%, and was tracking for about half the
> day.   
>   
> 
> 
> 
> 
> John A.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>   On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 3:49 PM,
> Burns, William <burns at cshl.edu>
> 
>   wrote:
> 
>   
>     
>     I think 
>     I'd feel better about going into someone's
> back-yard (or knocking on the 
>     front door) to retrieve something w/ my name
> on it than I would 
>     about marching through a (snow covered?) forest and
> then climbing to the top 
>     of a tree.
>      
>     -Bill
> 
>     
>       
>       
>       From: list-bounces at islandlabs.org [mailto:list-bounces at islandlabs.org] On Behalf Of Bob 
>       Bennett
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 3:28 PM
>       
>       
>       
> To: Island Labs main mailing 
>       list
> Subject: Re: [islandlabs] Balloon Trajectory 
>       Planning
> 
> 
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>       
>       
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>       On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 3:21
> PM, Burns, William 
>       <burns at cshl.edu> wrote:
> 
>       
>         
>         We 
>         should pick a good/safe target/landing site
> that has good cell 
>         coverage, and adjust our launch
> location on the day of 
>         the event.
>         I'd think suburbia 
>         would be iideal landing
> terrain.
>         Landing in a forest 
>         probably means having to climb 
>       trees.
>       Landing in suburbia may mean trespassing on
> someone's property if 
>       they're not home, or having to climb trees
> anyway. 
> 
>       
>         
>          
>         -Bill
>         
> 
>         
>           
>           
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>           From: list-bounces at islandlabs.org [mailto:list-bounces at islandlabs.org] On Behalf Of 
>           John Teddy
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 1:12 PM 
> 
>           
> To: Island Labs main mailing list
> Subject: 
>           Re: [islandlabs] Balloon Trajectory 
> Planning
> 
> 
>           
>           
>           
>           Also this trajectory forecast looks
> like a significant risk 
>           for the Hudson river no?
> 
> 
> If we launched in Morristown there 
>           is less significant water risK?
> 
> 
> 
>           On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at
> 1:01 PM, John Teddy 
>           <masterjediyoda at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>           What 
>             is the site for getting projected launch and
> crash flight data? Can 
>             someone do Morristown, NJ and throw the graphic
> onto this thread. 
>             
>             
>             
> 
> 
>             On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at
> 12:58 PM, John Teddy 
>             <masterjediyoda at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>             If 
>               this is our projected flight path, why are we
> doing so far 
>               upstate.
> 
> We should launch closer, somewhere in Jersey I 
>               believe. Around ~Morristown, NJ perhaps.
> 
> This will shave a 
>               few hours (RT) total off the trip I
> speculate. This would mean 
>               less wasted time, and potentially more time
> to search and rescue 
>               if we need it.
> 
> 
>               
>               
>               
>               On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:27 AM, john
> abella <john at abella.net> 
> wrote:
> 
>               
>                 
>                 
>                 Obviously this will be something to
> discuss tonight, but if 
>                 anyone's been playing with the
> calculations and Google Earth, 
>                 you'll notice some very odd flight
> paths for Sunday - assuming 
>                 we're understanding the prediction
> forecast period:
> 
> http://i.imgur.com/ba0WV.jpg
> 
> This was 
>                 for 9am Sunday, and has it going only 14
> miles 'downrange' -- 
>                 SSE, and likely into the Hudson.  
> 
> 
> John 
>                 A.
> 
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