iStar deployment news

November 18th The iStar D scientists have flown out to Pine Island Glacier to start their work on the traverse. Liz Morris, from the Scott Polar Research Institute, reported weather conditions were fine at Rothera on Saturday (16th) when they began their journey south with the programme’s Science Leader, Andy Smith. They were transported in… Read more »

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iStar progress report

11th November 2013 People and equipment are on the move in Antarctica as the first iStar programme heads out into the field. Science Programme Manager, Andy Smith, reported that the advance team reached Sky Blu on 26th October. Sky Blu is a logistics depot where vehicles and equipment are stored over winter. It also serves… Read more »

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First Dash 7 flight to Sky Blu being loaded.

Ready to fly out

With the weather clearing up, the skies around Rothera have been busy with Twin Otters and Baslers, but the most important flight to get everything moving for iSTAR was made on Sunday.

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Sno-cat being loaded at Rothera.

First update from Rothera

We have received our first update from Antarctica! Peter Lambert (PhD student, University of Reading) arrived at Rothera research station one week ago, and sent us the following report today: Base: At Rothera there is Andy, Tom, Anna, Liz and myself and everything is currently going really well. We have been carrying out our basic… Read more »

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