let's launch a FR into space
ed at kapitein.org
Mon Oct 18 16:50:53 CEST 2010
>From what i understand the doppler effect on the gsm signal limits the
max speed to +/- 250 Km/h.
So even with GSM coverage i doubt if it will be able to connect.
On Mon, 2010-10-18 at 16:15 +0200, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> 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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