[islandlabs] Launch Location?

John Teddy masterjediyoda at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 05:31:32 EST 2010


We're going to launch from Montauk point.

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 5:12 AM, Joe <toolfox at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Saturday 06 March 2010 10:44:26 pm Jonathan Dahan wrote:
> > Once we have the weight of the payload, we can control the ascension
> rate.
> > At 1kg, we can have a 5.5m/s ascension rate. At 500g, we can have a 6m/s
> > ascension rate if we want it to burst at 30k. We can lower the bursting
> > altitude and raise the ascension rate even more. If someone can run some
> > simulations assuming a 30k burst with a rate of 5m/s from poughkeepsie
> and
> > it seems doable, we should go to poughkeepsie.
> >
> > Even with 2kg payload, we can get a 5 m/s bursting rate, and still get to
> > 27km height.
> >
> > - Jonathan
>
> Just crunched some numbers: Cambridge Simulator set to 5 m/s ascent, 30 km
> burst. Launch point is at 41.908500,    -75.205500. I left the descent rate
> at
> the default 5 m/s. Is this what we can expect from the parachute?
>
> This location is on NY Route 97 a few miles ksouth of Hancock, NY in
> western
> Sullivan County. Route 97 follows the Deleware River separating NJ and NY
> in
> a NW/SE direction between Port Jervis and Binghamton.
>
> Other towns in the area are Roscoe (a famous 24 hr Catskills diner) and
> Livingston Manor (this location was mentioned earlier on the list).
>
> I gotta go. Its going on 5:15 and sane driving from Patchogue to Hicksville
> is
> 40 minutes...
>
> Joe
>
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