July 26, 2016
Aslak launching the drone Cumulus One.
Today Aslak launched the drone Cumulus One from the camp with warm batteries. The drone ascended to 500 m and flew a grid of 14 5 km lines with 200 m spacing over camp. After the grid was completed the drone flew to the descend spot and went down to 30 m and then dropped to the surface. Quiet impressive. The pictures from the drone will be used to produce a very high resolution elevation map of the ice stream.
What we have done today:
Ad. 1: The EGRIP pilot hole was reamed with the 135 mm reamer to a depth of 74 m.
Weather today: Blue sky all day. Temperatures -18°C during night and evening and up to -8°C in the day. Wind 10 kn from W during the day decreasing to 5 kn in the evening.
FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
Aslak retrieving the drone.