PRSGC-9 - Dec 8, 2008 Mon 9 PM PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hector - N1TKK   
Tuesday, 09 December 2008 00:42

Status - GO FLIGHT

 

Prediction are based on a Full Flight estimated burst at 92,000 Ft

NOTE: Is questionable and too early to know if we are going to have a FULL flight or Control Cut, KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR UPDATES HERE 

 


SYNOPSIS:

 

Forecast based on GFS  is looking tricky we don't have ideal conditions, the highest winds are 58MPH at 46k ft and over 30MPH between 30K and 60K ft.Overall trajectory is to the South-East.

 

As of this writing all weather related criteria are GO FLIGHT



SCENARIOS:

Full Flight:

  • Launch at UPR Rio Piedras around
  • burst around 92k' around T+84 min near Yabucoa
  • Landing in water, 7.5 miles off the coast of Maunabo around T+131 min
  • Flight time of 131 minutes (2 hr 11 min)

Control Cut Flight:

  • Launch at UPR Rio Piedras around
  • burst around 92k' around T+54 min near Juncos/Las Piedras
  • Landing in Yabucoa around T+94 min
  • Flight time of 94 minutes (1 hr 34 min)

 

Part of the Ascent flight will be inside of the flight path of San Juan International Airport (SJU) crossing Route 12 and Route 9