Friday, January 10, 2014

From the Ice: BARREL Status Update #20

Hi all,

Today we got Payload 2N bench-tested at Halley. The weather was pretty unpleasant - snowing and windy - but is expected to improve tomorrow. The SANAE team helped to install a new VLF antenna mast while they waited for the winds to die down. Unfortunately, the winds never came down enough to launch. We're hopeful that we'll have a launch opportunity at one or both stations tomorrow.

Despite the predictions, there wasn't any strong geomagnetic activity today. We did continue to see some precipitation at several balloons, however.