[aprssig] Solar Plane: Leg 4: Flight St. Louis - Washington - Friday!

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Jun 14 09:19:14 CDT 2013

I asked about the lack of updates in their Google hangout 
(https://t.co/SCJq8SJLxH) and was told:
> Tom Nijsen <https://plus.google.com/115051397579667691678>
> Shared publicly  - 10:14 AM
> Yes Lynn, shown on top of the website... data connection lost with 
> satellite?

http://live.solarimpulse.com/ shows:

> *We are sorry,* no data available for the moment from the Mission 
> Control Room

When/If their feed comes back, the object and telemetry will start 
updating for SOLAR1.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 6/14/2013 9:21 AM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> SOLAR1 is now an automatically updating APRS object being injected by 
> KJ4ERJ-15.  I am gleaning the current location information directly 
> from the same source as the map located on 
> http://live.solarimpulse.com/, but their telemetry seems to be frozen 
> at 11:45z this morning. 
> http://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FSOLAR1&timerange=3600&tail=3600 shows the 
> plane in the same location as their map, with the added feature of the 
> RF range circle based on their altitude.
> If I have time later today, I hope to add telemetry for station SOLAR1 
> to include their Altitude, motor and solar power, battery charge, and 
> outside air temp.  aprs.fi's graphs of this data over time should be 
> interesting enough that my effort would be worthwhile.  I'd love to 
> include airspeed, but I can only do 5 values and the speed is already 
> on the map (I'm doing altitude because the air temp and power stuff 
> might be interesting to compare with that value).
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> PS.  If you want to gate this object to your local RF, remember that 
> the object (o/) filter wants full 9 character names, so you'll have to 
> use SOLAR1*.  Or just gate all packets from KJ4ERJ-15 as it doesn't 
> generate many (http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=KJ4ERJ-15&limit=25&view=normal)
> PPS.  For APRSIS32 Development version users, you can gate this to RF 
> with the following sequence:
> Control-G and enter a filter of o/SOLAR1* +t/p
> Control-I and confirm your intent to make the test filter your 
> (non-persistent) IGate filter
> Of course, you'll probably also want either b/KJ4ERJ-15 or o/SOLAR1* 
> in your Configure / General / Add Filter unless you just want to see 
> the object when it otherwise gets into your existing (range) filter(s).
> On 6/13/2013 9:57 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> I wont be able to maintain an APRS object this time.  Deep into
>> wedding and inlaws.  I also wont be able to see it land at Dulles
>> (rehersal dinner)...  SO, hopefully someone will watch the track and
>> uplink APRS objects to RF so those out mobile can look up and see the
>> plane.  Bob, WB4APR
>> ---------------------------------
>> Solar Impulse will be taking off from Lambert-St. Louis International
>> Airport (MO) for Washington Dulles (VA) tomorrow Friday June 14th
>> around 4 AM CDT (UTC-5).  Solar Impulse will do a pit stop at
>> Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport (OH) in order to change pilots,
>> rest and take-off the following morning with better weather conditions
>> on Saturday June 15th around 8 AM EDT (UTC-4) and land in the nation’s
>> capital sometime after midnight EDT (UTC-4).
>> Follow this flight live streaming and virtual cockpit on our website
>> After the Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit.com, our pilots André and
>> Bertrand will do a live Hang-Out, from the air and from the ground,
>> with Google Science Fair. The Hang-Out will open a couple of hours
>> after take-off and will last 30 minutes; the exact time is yet to be
>> determined. If you want to join this unique event, click here. The
>> Hang-Out will be moderated by Olga Garcia of Google Science Fair. The
>> Hang Out will be an international event with Olga moderating from
>> Austin (TX), one pilot in St. Louis (MO), one in the air, Gary, the
>> technical coordinator from Scotland, and David of Solar Impulse TV
>> from Payerne (Switzerland)!
>> Please be aware that the flight schedule could change before Friday if
>> the Flight Director orders to fly another day or change the itinerary.
>>   You can regularly check the Solar Impulse website for the latest news
>> concerning the flight or other updates.
>> Reaching the capital of the United States is very symbolic. Solar
>> Impulse will present its Clean Generation initiative, meant to inspire
>> people and incite politicians, policy makers, businessmen and the
>> public to adopt clean technologies. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
>> will visit the airplane during the prize giving ceremony by the Solar
>> Energy Industry Association for the category Solar Innovator Award
>> this coming Monday June 17th while a breakfast will be held on Capitol
>> Hill on Wednesday June 19th.
>> The Solar Impulse team will organize an Open House, Sunday 16th of
>> June, come whenever you want between 1PM and 5 PM! The HB-SIA will be
>> at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, free entrance. Get the directions
>> here.
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