Sunday, January 5, 2014

From the Ice: BARREL Status Update #16

Despite the prediction of high surface winds, the weather turned out to be beautiful at both Halley and SANAE today. The Halley team launched Payload 2K at 12:29 UT. The SANAE team launched payload 2X at 1907 UT. Both balloon ascents looked great.

Payload 2I continues to see x-ray activity this morning.  Payload 2W also saw some activity around midnight last night.

We were unable to get out to the 2J landing site today because the mountaineer is still on the ship helping with the cargo offloading. We expect him to be back sometime today and should have a chance to go
recover the payload tomorrow morning.