The float winds have slowed nicely since last week (down to the mid-30 knots, from a high of 60!). Those winds give a pretty solid flight forecast for the next few days, as much as 30 hours at float. Tomorrow morning’s surface and low-level winds are forecast to be acceptable, so we’ll show for a launch attempt. The gondola will be loaded onto the gondola at 2:30 am and roll out to the flight line an hour later. If all goes well, launch will be in the 7-8 am range. We’re well-rested and ready to go–here’s hoping!
Alice Springs 2010:
Packing, Sydney to Alice 1 2 3 4, Gondola Assembly, East MacDonnell Ranges, Fitting the SIP cage, Compatibility, TIGRE launch, West MacDonnell Ranges, Science Goals, Launch Attempt 1 4, Picking Up, Goodbye, Alice, P.S.