Sunday, January 13, 2013

BARREL Status Report #15

BARREL Status Report #15
January 13, 2013

Today, we had 35 knot winds at Halley 6 so haven't been able to do too
much. The weather forecast is still predicting that the winds will
taper off tomorrow, so we are still planning to launch another balloon
tomorrow afternoon. SANAE IV is also having bad weather still, but are
hopeful for a Wednesday launch. We are also getting close to
terminating Payload 1J. It is still above 29 km altitude and very
close to McMurdo right now.  We are waiting for it to move back over
land before we cut it down.

Hopefully I'll have more exciting news to report tomorrow!