Picture Gallery for Thu 2005-05-19 15:13:01 UTC


Click to enlargeBLAST with the chin attached to the wings.
Click to enlargeBLAST with the chin attached to the wings.
Click to enlargeBLAST with the chin attached to the wings.
Click to enlargeA lot of recycling waiting to be returned to Kiruna.
Click to enlargeSnow again. Radar Hill can't be seen.
Click to enlargeBarth and Marie install the (green) flight batteries.
Click to enlargeRadar Hill in the fog after the snow has finished.
Click to enlargeFog lifting.
Click to enlargeRadar Hill painted with snow, again.
Click to enlargeHercules with it's boom extended.
Click to enlargeOne of the solar arrays looking out the door.
Click to enlargeThis is what passes for greenery in the highbay.
Click to enlargeMark checks the alignment of the telescope from up high. The red dot above him is from a laser mounted on the back of the secondary.
Click to enlargeDo Not Bend!! Strange instructions on a burly unbendable cardboard tube.
Click to enlargeMark checking the telescope alignment.
Click to enlargeBarth makes a nitrogen chopper.
Click to enlargeMark uses the nitrogen chopper to test the mirror.
Click to enlargeThe gate on the road up to Keops.
Click to enlargeThe Keops sign.
Click to enlargeEd writes his name in the snow.
Click to enlargeThe receiver on the top of Keops that will be listening to BLAST when the telescope is up in the air.
Click to enlargeGaelen on top of the world.
Click to enlargeLooking down on Radar Hill. The balloon launch facility is on the far side of the hill. Behind the left edge of the hill, you can see the red and white tower of the rocket launch pad.
Click to enlargeEd takes a short break in the snow.
Click to enlargeGaelen finds a large snowball.
Click to enlargeComing back.
Click to enlargeMarie's density is less than Gaelen's.
Click to enlargeEsrange Photometer.
Click to enlargeStop. No taking pictures of this sign.
Click to enlargeA large satellite dish part way down Keops Hill.
Click to enlargeThe same dish, with Barth and Ed for scale.
Click to enlargeLooking up at the receiver.
Click to enlargeBlowing off helium. Because of the cost, we try to reclaim all the liquid helium we can. So the plan here is to pour the helium back into the large dewar.
Click to enlargeNitrogen on the other hand is free, so it just gets evaporated. Here it is, spewing out of the cryostat.
Click to playNitrogen boiling on the floor. When this happens, the nitrogen droplets have a tendency to collect all the dirt that they encounter.
Click toplayA liquid nitrogen waterfall.
Click to enlargeA liquid nitrogen waterfall.
Click to playThe concrete has cooled enough that a puddle is thinking of forming.
Click to playPlumes of water vapour from the nitrogen blow off.
Click to enlargePlumes of water vapour from the nitrogen blow off.
Click to enlargeA liquid helium "flame".
Click to enlargeA liquid helium "flame".
Click to enlargeEverything is fine. Nothing is ruined.
Click to enlargeGaelen and Jeff begin disassembling the sun shields in order to extract the cryostat.

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