Author Topic: Can we detect BE-4 testing at Corn Ranch by public seismometer data?  (Read 4698 times)

Offline Steven Pietrobon

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The peakiness of the signals looks like random seismic events. I would expect an engine burn to be consistently high for at least one minute.

Perhaps someone can set up an acoustic telescope pointed at Corn Ranch? That should provide a more reliable measurement.

https://jpralves.net/post/2017/05/03/build-a-diy-spy-microphone-the-acoustic-telescope.html
« Last Edit: 02/06/2024 04:46 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Offline whitelancer64

The peakiness of the signals looks like random seismic events. I would expect an engine burn to be consistently high for at least one minute.

Perhaps someone can set up an acoustic telescope pointed at Corn Ranch? That should provide a more reliable measurement.

https://jpralves.net/post/2017/05/03/build-a-diy-spy-microphone-the-acoustic-telescope.html

Main problem with that idea is that there's probably not a good public access area with line-of-sight to the BE-4 test facility. For one, it's surrounded by hills, and Jeff Bezos purchased the 165,000 acres (670 square km / 257 square miles) around it.

I'm not actually sure what the boundaries of the property owned by Bezos are, surprisingly there's not a quickly googleable map of it.
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