National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Wallops Flight Facility

Adelie-Clarie Gap 02

OIB opened the 2019 Antarctic campaign with the successful completion of the Adelie-Clarie Gap 02 land ice mission. Weather on the science site was good with downslope winds keeping the air clear, and all OIB remote sensing instruments reported good data collection over the entire science flight region.

As usual, we’ll be checking weather for another mission attempt.

Today’s mission plan

NASA 5 beginning to taxi

NASA 5 climbing out with the GPS ground station in the foreground

NASA 5 passing overhead during a ramp pass

Today’s flight track

Ice hummocks on the Dibble Glacier tongue. (John Sonntag/NASA)

NASA 5 on return to Hobart.