— Katie Joy | 27 Sep 2019
It only seems like we just got back from Svalbard, but the next phase of the Lost Meteorites project field campaign has reached a milestone. We have packed up all of our equipment to send down to Antarctica for the upcoming field campaign.
The plan at the moment is for four team members – Geoff (project PI), Wouter (l field engineer), Katie (meteorite expert) and Romain (meteorite expert) to get to BAS’s Rothera reserach station in late November, and then travel onto the field to meet up with our field guide Taffs for the remote fieldsite campaign.
To support our final field season we have packed up and shipped all the items we are going to need for the planned season:
- Five of our metal detector panels – we are taking two arrays with us (with five panels per array) and all the updated design of the electronic signal processing system boxes
- the panel array towing kit (see below)
- ice augers for extracting ice-bound meteorites
- meteorite collection kits to recover meteorites found and within the ice
- ancillary field gear
All this equipment is now making its way south so we look forward to seeing it in Antarctica in November!