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Transmission #02

Major Tom wrote 04/08/2014 at 07:00 • 1 min read • Like

 Confirm receipt of transmission. Over.
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gamaral wrote 04/22/2014 at 05:32 point
Current Status
Inclination 52.3
Altitude 439km
O2 76.2%

-Honah Lee

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Nippey wrote 04/16/2014 at 05:09 point
Ahh "Puff goes the dragon":
Current Status
Inclination 52.3
Altitude 439km
O2 76.2%

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jon.armani wrote 04/09/2014 at 21:50 point
Anyone find anything interesting in this "status.jpg" image on this badge page? Hex dump gives me nothing, stegdetect finds "18 extraneous bytes before marker 0xd9" (though that seems to be part of general EXIF information in the hex dump). The image looks like it's hiding something, though. Or just purposefully deformed in places to show it was a sloppy transmission from space.

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jon.armani wrote 04/09/2014 at 21:53 point
I wonder if the spacing of those pink dots have any significance...

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Emerica wrote 04/09/2014 at 23:57 point
It's got info, already been decoded, see below/the project page.

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jon.armani wrote 04/10/2014 at 14:11 point
@Emerica I see now, thanks. This collaboration format is quite confusing.

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andyhull wrote 04/09/2014 at 21:45 point
Anybody examined the 2nd badge yet?

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andyhull wrote 04/09/2014 at 21:17 point
I wonder if these figures are also a clue.. are we perhaps looking for an object in LEO (Low Earth Orbit), for example..

On April 24, 1970, China's first man-made satellite Dong Fang Hong-1 was launched successfully on a Long March-1 launch vehicle. The mass of the satellite is 173 kg, its orbit altitude is 439 km/2384 km with the inclination of 68.5? The satellite was operating normally and its performances were stable.

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andyhull wrote 04/09/2014 at 21:21 point
Of course the ISS might be a better candidate... just a though...

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Emerica wrote 04/09/2014 at 21:25 point
http://s228.photobucket.com/user/Creeple_People/media/Satellite%20Tracker%203D%20Images/StereoofISSorbitshowinclin.jpg.html

This was the iss related image that I found for the inclination.
I don't think we have anything to do until the next transmission, which if calculated the same as the last, should be any time.

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Sy Bernot wrote 04/10/2014 at 01:23 point
That is the correct inclination for ISS but I don't know the altitude

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andyhull wrote 04/10/2014 at 07:08 point
The ISS is in the right ballpark in terms of altitude. This is from Wikipedia, but NASA might be a better source.

The ISS maintains an orbit with an altitude of between 330 km (205 mi) and 435 km (270 mi) by means of reboost manoeuvres using the engines of the Zvezda module or visiting spacecraft. It completes 15.50 orbits per day

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andyhull wrote 04/10/2014 at 07:57 point
Real time updates of NEO objects including the ISS can be found here (and no doubt other places too). http://www.n2yo.com/?s=25544

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Ground Control wrote 04/09/2014 at 16:16 point
Major Tom, this is Ground Control. Message received.
Rescue mission planned, crew selection progressing.
Next communication at T-18180

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mikeneiderhauser wrote 04/09/2014 at 12:15 point
Current Status
Inclination 52.3
Altitude 439km
O2 76.2%

Could do with a lift guys.

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tfx2 wrote 04/09/2014 at 11:19 point
If people are wondering where:
"Current Status
Inclination 52.3
Altitude 439km
O2 76.2%

Could do with a lift guys."
Is coming from, it is hidden in the status.jpg using the OpenPuff stenography program. The keyfile from 54.241.0.25 contains the decryption keys. Thanks to the people over at http://hackaday.io/project/754-Lets-Solve-Hackaday.com%2FSpace! for their work.

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tfx2 wrote 04/09/2014 at 11:10 point
I'm a bit skeptical of the MrWildard stuff. It smells too much of trolling I've seen in other ARGs.

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richardginus wrote 04/09/2014 at 08:26 point
Current Status
Inclination 52.3
Altitude 439km
O2 76.2%

Could do with a lift guys.

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Sy Bernot wrote 04/09/2014 at 06:11 point
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?

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Emerica wrote 04/09/2014 at 06:07 point
:)

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Tyler Anderson wrote 04/09/2014 at 05:58 point
Received transmission:

Current Status
Inclination 52.3
Altitude 439km
O2 76.2%

Could do with a lift guys.

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mikeneiderhauser wrote 04/09/2014 at 02:29 point
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gnif wrote 04/09/2014 at 12:41 point
Removal of the 'f' at the beginning and this decodes to:

The mission has begun. The goal, to monitor every american.

-- Bush 2000

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mikeneiderhauser wrote 04/09/2014 at 02:01 point
[22:00] MrWildard. Report flight plan
[22:01] Flight Plan Unknown
[22:01] Current Location (ASCII): Bermuda Triangle

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mikeneiderhauser wrote 04/09/2014 at 01:55 point
[21:54] == MrWildard [627caf62@gateway/web/freenode/ip.98.124.175.98]
[21:54] == realname : 98.124.175.98 - http://webchat.freenode.net
[21:54] == channels : ##hackaday
[21:54] == server : herbert.freenode.net [DE]
[21:54] == idle : 0 days 0 hours 0 minutes 58 seconds [connected: Tue Apr 08 21:08:25 2014]
[21:54] == End of WHOIS

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mikeneiderhauser wrote 04/09/2014 at 01:50 point
Album with IRC Chat logs, gps, transmitted images
http://imgur.com/a/9EVYv

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mikeneiderhauser wrote 04/09/2014 at 01:46 point
Image transmission 9:46 PM EST
http://i.imgur.com/bIFEH8Q.jpg

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mikeneiderhauser wrote 04/09/2014 at 01:36 point
Transmission of MrWildard GPS Data. 9:36 PM EST
Current Location 25N 71W
Current velocity x Float.NaN y Float.NaN z Float.NaN

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mikeneiderhauser wrote 04/09/2014 at 01:29 point
Image transmission from MrWildard:
http://i.imgur.com/BRlEsaZ.jpg

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mikeneiderhauser wrote 04/09/2014 at 01:30 point
possibly something in the bottom right corner

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