Thursday, December 19, 2013

From the Ice: BARREL Status Report #1

BARREL Status Report #1
December 19, 2013

Hello from Halley! This is the first of daily status reports for the
2013/2014 BARREL Campaign. I'm using the email list from last year, so
please let me know if you would like to be removed from the list.

The Halley team arrived yesterday in record time. We left the SANAE
team at Novolaverevskaya, the Russian base that we flew into from Cape
Town. We haven't heard from them yet, so are hoping they'll make it to
SANAE soon!

Good progress was made at Halley today. The launch site had been
groomed and helium tanks placed before we arrived, so we were able to
checkout the entire inflation system and launch equipment today. We
also set up our lab space and started checkout of our first payload.
Our Flight Readiness Review has been scheduled for Monday, December
23.

All for now...

Robyn