back to article Vulture One PARIS spaceplane telemetry LIVE ONLINE

Here's the current position of the Vulture 1 main payload balloon module (G6UIM-11) and pursuit vehicle (G6UIM-9), according to our feed from via the APRS system. The position of the actual spaceplane (G6UIM-12) is difficult to interpret at the moment. The signal may not be continuous, depending on whether or not radio man Steve …

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  1. Sadie
    Go

    Faster!

    It's certainly going some, what's the range of the radio kit?

  2. Marco 5
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    The Vulture has landed....

    but in one piece?!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Do we have any idea if the plane released?

    The balloon certainly got high enough.

    Oh, and you're driving like my gran....

    (I'm sure there's a Paris/high joke in there somewhere, but it's still to early in the morning for me.)

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    I'm guessing

    The Balloon's gonna ground somewhere near Brunete

    Hair color so natural only her hairdresser knows for sure

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    is this thing on?

    was the space plane turned on? the most recent date for it is yesterday

  6. John Robson Silver badge
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    Looks like it's falling

    quite fast

  7. Kev B

    Quick..Take the N-403 !!!

    Not really a chase vehicle is it ? They stopped at a greasy spoon cafe ? :D . My money is that it's going to come down in the centre of Madrid :D

  8. cookieMonster
    Paris Hilton

    looks like

    she's going down .........

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Were the f*** is PARIS?

    Out for a good chase I guess.

    Paris cos she likes to be chased around.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That doesn't look right

    Car going the wrong way and balloon coming down fast

    ah man, bad luck guys?

  11. Samuel Williams

    Hmm...

    It seems to be steadily losing altitude if that figure is to be believed...

  12. ColinP

    G6UIM-12

    G6UIM-12 (the spaceplane) hasn't had its position updated since yesterday. Did somebody forget to charge the GPS unit for today's flight?

  13. TeeCee Gold badge
    Happy

    Chase car.

    Do they know something we don't about the actual plane's location, or is it just that the roadside bars have opened in that part of the world?

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This is ...

    ... the sort of thing I'd like to share by pressing a little facebook icon.

    Just sayin.

    1. Grease Monkey

      Really?

      Well stop "just sayin". You might make people think none of us have got any real friends.

  15. Badvok
    WTF?

    "difficult to interpret"

    Is that Reg speak for 'gaga' or just cuckoo?

    I can't wait to they get there and find out what happened.

    1. Vladimir Plouzhnikov

      Obviously, a major malfunction

      Will there be a Mishap Investigation Board?

      And even more important question - will there be a Return To Flight program?

  16. John Robson Silver badge
    Pint

    Erm

    Has the chase car crashed, been pulled over by the local police, or just stopped for a pint?

  17. Dr. Mouse Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    Looks like she's down

    See title

  18. DrogoNevets
    WTF?

    where is the plane

    i cant see where the plane is at all, just the car and baloon

    is this expected??

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Alien

    what about the pilot??

    you callous b*stards ;-)

    Nibbles would have done a better job!

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    *sniff*

    *holds candlelight vigil for Playmonaut*

  21. Richard_G
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    this url should add in the plane

    http://aprs.fi/?call=a%2FG6UIM-11%2C%20G6UIM-9%2C%20G6UIM-12&mt=roadmap&z=11&timerange=3600

    1. Code Monkey

      The plane

      Ah. Not too impressive a flight (plummet?), then. Still it was fun following it on Twitter. I'm not registering though, I've no desire to become one of you twats

  22. Richard_G
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    Here's the space plane URL:

    http://aprs.fi/?call=a%2FG6UIM-11%2C%20G6UIM-9%2C%20G6UIM-12&mt=roadmap&z=11&timerange=3600

  23. Rick Brasche
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    so much for "flight"?

    it flew like a lead balloon?

    Or a dead parrot?

    1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: so much for "flight"?

      In a word, or four: ODFO. That's the official Vulture 1 callsign, by the way.

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