JACEE-13 is part of a series of long duration balloon flights performed in Antarctica. A press release is available which describes the goals of this flight. It will be updated as events unfold.
Yoshi Takahashi from U. of Alabama in Huntsville worked with NSF personnel to try to recover the JACEE-11 gondola which went into the sea a few miles off Ross Island in 12/93. It may be possible to recover data from the gondola, if it can be located (using SeaBeam imaging sonar) and successfully grappled to the surface. We will update JACEE-11 recovery news from Yoshi as we did for the JACEE-13 saga (see below).
JACEE-13 was launched at 23:12 12/21/94 GMT from McMurdo Station. It landed almost thirteen days later, yielding approximately 300 hours of exposure. See JACEE-13 news for a log of email reports from our intrepid field team at McMurdo (John Gregory of UA/H, Bjørn Nilsen from LSU, Eric Zager from UW, and Ellen Roberts of MSFC). Information on this page is updated periodically.
Click here for technical data about the flight. For those browsing this database, the most interesting information is the balloon's path. Also, see an article about the heroic effort to recover our equipment, from the US Navy Wire Service.
Photos! Thanks to Mike Pelling of HIREGS, we have a few photos taken the morning of the launch. For your viewing pleasure, we have-
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