highaltitude.log.20060223

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[15:14] <borism> hi
[15:23] <jcoxon> hey borism
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[16:17] <jcoxon> hey Neutrino, got your email
[16:18] <jcoxon> thanks
[16:18] <jcoxon> look forward to recieving it
[16:41] <Neutrino> Hi
[16:41] <Neutrino> yep should be fine
[16:42] <jcoxon> :-D
[16:42] <Neutrino> I included the Xetex as a backup
[16:43] <jcoxon> oh thanks
[16:44] <Neutrino> Had a thought the other day, Peg 1 didn't send data until it got back down to 10,000 right?
[16:45] <Neutrino> have you seen those mobile phone range extenders? you fit them to a car or whatever and it acts like a local antenna
[16:46] <Neutrino> http://cellantenna.co.uk/Boosters/CAB128.htm
[16:46] <Neutrino> a powered version, but there are passive ones, that are just coils and wire.
[16:50] <Neutrino> I was wondering if one could extend the range enough for complete flight covereage (with a vastly imporved antenna)
[16:50] <Neutrino> that way you could use TCP/IP internet control...
[16:51] <jcoxon> interesting idea
[16:51] <Neutrino> web client control even camera access
[16:52] <Neutrino> one for the future though :)
[16:53] <jcoxon> pegasus III
[16:53] <Neutrino> more like Pegasus IIIIIIIIIIIIIII
[16:53] <Neutrino> :)
[16:54] <Neutrino> Hey the other thing you could use: satellite mobile phone! not that expensive these days
[16:55] <jcoxon> wouldn't want to lose one
[16:55] <jcoxon> reckon their are better cheaper options
[16:55] <Neutrino> yeah, your probably right
[16:56] <Neutrino> Wonder if the mobile loss insurance covers space ... :)
[16:56] <jcoxon> ummmm
[16:56] <jcoxon> hehe
[16:56] <jcoxon> it'll come down to earth eventually
[16:56] <jcoxon> the big question is where
[16:56] <jcoxon> and intact?
[16:57] <Neutrino> could always launch a large balloon and a small one, and use the small one to relay data...
[17:01] <Neutrino> best method of getting the payload back, better than any other - cash reward
[17:01] <jcoxon> i yes i know, i always offer a reward
[17:01] <jcoxon> well i did last time
[17:02] <Neutrino> presumably a label on the side...?
[17:02] <jcoxon> yeah
[17:04] <Neutrino> so done any other mad projects like this before?
[17:04] <jcoxon> nope
[17:04] <Neutrino> I used to launch solid fuel rockets, many moons ago,
[17:05] <Neutrino> got to the grand altitude of 5,000 ft :(
[17:06] <Neutrino> tried putting a 110mm camera inside one, couldn't make it operate properly
[17:09] <Neutrino> made me wonder if launching a rocket from 100,000 ft would work... (apart from being amazingly dangerous)
[17:27] <Neutrino> Off home know - Let me know when the Cosmic counter arrives, fingers crossed that our postal system can read 'fragile' :)
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[19:45] <hotgrits> high there
[19:52] <hotgrits> i'm considering doing a launch similar to the High Altitude Slug project
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[21:47] <Professor> howdy all
[22:05] <hotgrits> hello
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