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GPS trail over Black Rock Desert | by jurvetson
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GPS trail over Black Rock Desert

Our Warped Reality Rocket was carrying a BalloonBoy Crystal Ball GPS transmitter. I have to thank John Ballard again for his omnipresent ground support from Burro Camp. For this flight, he tested two different base station receivers.


On the way up, we broke Mach 1. Here you see the overlay of the dataset on Google Earth, so you can see what the Burners would see if they let rockets fly at Burning Man. (here's the launch video compilation (HD) if you haven't seen it).


My buddy Todd just posted a draft 1.3 gigapixel airborne scan of the Burning Man site. Better than spook-sat imagery (which was used to help with the stitching =)

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Uploaded on October 3, 2012