No new successful runs in day 2. Day 2 has been completed. We have lasermotive as the only team with successful prize level 1 runs in the 2 meter/second to 5 meter/second range. They had day one speed of 3.73 meters/second.
Thu, Nov 05 2009
6:43:48 AM PST:
Good morning. First up today: USST. That will complete Round 1. Live at http://ustre.am/4mZA
6:45:06 AM PST:
Round 2 starts immediately after Round 1. Teams will run in this order: First LaserMotive, then KCSP then USST. Live at http://ustre.am/4mZA
USST (University of Saskatchewan Space Team) ran unsuccesfully for their first two attempts. Round 1 closed.
Getting ready for Round 2. First up is LaserMotive. Let’s hope for a 5 m/s run! Live at http://ustre.am/4mZA
Let’s hope for a 5 m/s run from LaserMotive!
Live at http://ustre.am/4mZA
11:15 PM PST
3 runs completed. [Lasermotive] Did not go fast enough for 5 m/s [during their second round runs]
Next up University of Saskatchewan (USST) and then Kansas Pirates for round 2.
USST has passed on their turn. KCSP has until 2:00pm to start their run.
USST’s climber had overheating problems.
2:20:52 PM PST:
Hey #SEGames Looks like KCSP is ready to go! (Space Elevator Games live › http://ustre.am/4mZA)
2:21:39 PM PST:
Looks like KCSP is ready to go for another try…
The official speed was 3.72 meters per second for Lasermotives best run on Nov 4, 2009.
Lasermotive: Unofficial empty weight is 4.8 kg. The unofficial payload is 0.58 kg. So the score, unofficial, is (speed times payload ratio) 3.7 * 0.58 / 4.8 = 0.45. If other teams make it into the $900k bracket, the scores will be used to determine the order of the winnings.
Kansas City Space Pirates also climbed, but a lot slower, getting to 850 m at 8:00, where we had to stop them due to a satellite lasing window closing. They were still moving when we shut them down, and their average speed was approximately 1.875 m/s.
Today’s Schedule is promising to be very exciting:
USST will go first, since they didn’t get a climb window yesterday.
LM will go next, and will sure be trying to get into the 5 m/s bracket, for the larger prize purse.
USST will then get their second climb window, and lastly
KCSP will get their second climb window and try to improve their performance.