let's launch a FR into space

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Mon Oct 18 16:15:34 CEST 2010

Am 18.10.2010 um 16:05 schrieb Michal Brzozowski:

> 2010/10/18 Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>:
>> I did not at all disagree with that and said:
>>> Good idea for repeating :)
> Sure! So, first idea. Is it possible to live stream the video from the
> launch?

Very likely.

> Would a FR be able to connect to GSM cells from 30km above
> ground?

I don't know but would doubt it from theory.

Antennas on GSM base stations don't have a half-spherical characteristics
but try to bundle the transmitter's energy to a location where it is
needed mostly. And that is on earth's surface.

But that could be part of the experiment. Just log the list of GSM base stations
found. And add a Freerunner Navigation Board to get barometric altitude. So
you can see at which altitude which signals can be received.

> Has anyone ever tried video streaming from the FR?

The first questions is how to connect a camera.

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