Picture Gallery for Wed 2006-11-01 19:44:44 UTC


Click to enlargeMidnight sun over the Ross Ice Shelf.
Click to enlargeRiding Ivan the Terra Bus to Willy Field.
Click to enlargeThe view from the Willy Field Road.
Click to enlargeThe view from the Willy Field Road.
Click to enlargeScott Base (New Zealand) in the foreground, the with Willy Field buildings on the ice shelf beyond.
Click to enlargeScott Base (New Zealand) in the foreground, the with Willy Field buildings on the ice shelf beyond.
Click to enlargeScott Base.
Click to enlargeScott Base.
Click to enlargePressure Ridges.
Click to playRiding Ivan the Terra Bus.
Click to enlargeField Training Camp on the ice shelf where Chris is attending Snow School.
Click to enlargeHeading out to Willy Field. The flags demark the road and the pipelines.
Click to enlargeThe LDB facilities at Willy Field. We're in Payload Bay two, the second of the large buildings. The big vehicle in the foreground is The Boss, the Antarctic launch vehicle.
Click to enlargeEnzo with the ACS.
Click to enlargeUnder the mezzanine.
Click to enlargeWater bottles labelled for identification.
Click to enlargeMarie works on the DAS.
Click to enlargeNick mounts the gyroscopes.
Click to enlargeThe guts of the ACS power module.

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(14224x1328, 9155.14 kb) A 360 degree panorama of the LDB camp. The cut is east of north, in the middle of Mount Erebus (which is obscured by cloud). Starting from left, we have:
  • The two porches for the Payload buildings, full of stuff. They aren't in front of the buildings like they should be because the snow isn't properly prepared yet.
  • The spool trailer
  • One of the long drops (designated Women)
  • Payload Bay 2, where we are.
  • Payload Bay 1 (with door open), where Anita and SBI are. They yellow things in front are shipping containers.
  • The rigging building, where the flight train is prepared.
  • The Boss (the launch vehicle)
  • The Telemetry (TM) building
  • The Mechanical building, which has the non-working plumbed bathroom
  • The site generator (blue), a converted shipping container
  • The galley (the semicircular tent)
  • Various support vehicles
  • In the distance, the control tower for Willy Field airstrip, which will be opened in December
  • The pig barn, the old integration facility
  • The road back to town.
  • In the foreground, another long drop, then some waste bins beyond, and then the third long drop.
  • Finally, on the right is the snow berm, which is used for storage.

Click to enlargeBLAST coming together.
Click to enlargeMark and Marie in Cryo Corner.
Click to enlargeA close-up of the Cryo breakout box.
Click to enlargeOne of the highbay tables.
Click to enlargeLDB electronics, including the SIP.
Click to enlargeThe Galley out at Willy Field.
Click to enlargeMark and Matt disassemble the optics box.
Click to enlargeThe three bolometer arrays in the optics box.
Click to enlargeA holographic laser shining on the lyot stop inside the optics box.
Click to enlargeA holographic laser shining on the lyot stop (the round mirror).
Click to enlargeThe holographic laser on mirror three.
Click to enlargeThe holographic laser on mirror five. Mirror four is the lyot stop, which has a hole in the middle, so the central dot seen in mirror three is now gone.
Click to enlargeThe DAS power module.
Click to enlargeThe receiver power module on the bench. The first step with the electronics in the field is always to open up the power modules and make sure they still work.
Click to enlargeA close up of some latching relays in the ACS power module. I took this picture to get the part number to look up the datasheet.
Click to enlargeCoat and ECW gear storage upstairs in the mezzanine.
Click to enlargeThe long drop. The plumbing out here isn't working yet.
Click to enlargeMount Erebus behind a few clouds. Note the steam plume coming from this active volcano.
Click to enlargeWorking on BLAST.
Click to enlargeXMMSfoo is up and running.
Click to enlargeRiding back to base in Ivan along the snow road.
Click to enlargeMe on the bus.
Click to enlargeA view across the shelf of the mountains.
Click to enlargeA view across the shelf of the mountains.
Click to enlargeLike a lot of stuff around here, Ivan the Terra Bus was manufactured in Canada.
Click to enlargeApproaching the snow-rock transition on the road as we climb back up onto Ross Island.
Click to enlargeWilly Field beyond the pressure ridges.
Click to enlargeComing back through Scott Base.
Click to enlargeRush-hour traffic on the Willy Field road.
Click to enlargeScott Base again.
Click to enlargeComing back into town.
Click to enlargeThe end of the line: Derelict Junction outside the dorms.
Click to enlargeEnzo's half of the room.
Click to enlargeMy half of the room; Enzo seems to be a bit neater.
Click to enlargeOur room: number 211.
Click to enlargeThe penguin talk.
Click to enlargeThe BLAST master plan.
Click to enlargeCanadian Bacon, eh
Click to enlargeEnzo waiting at Derelict Junction for the bus.
Click to enlargeThe sign at the entrance to Scott Base, Capital of the Ross Dependency.
Click to enlargeAnother shot of the Pressure Ridges, which are getting more pronounced.
Click to enlargeScot Base on the shore.
Click to enlargeNick on the bus.

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