Pictures from camp, and first dives in Bonney

Dec 4 – 8

Some pictures from camp.

Breakfast. Peter, Bob and Kristof. Chris is seen from the window inside the tent. The red tent is our living room and the blue on is our kitchen.
Breakfast. Peter, Bob and Kristof. Chris is seen in the window of the red tent. The red tent is our living room and the blue one is our kitchen.
View from camp.

View from camp.

 
Another view from camp.

Another view from camp.

Blood Falls.

Blood Falls.

Myself walking to work from campsite to Bot-House.

Myself walking from campsite to Bot-House. Photo thanks to Kristof.

Ice on Lake Bonney.

Ice on Lake Bonney. Photo thanks to Kristof.

 

Dec 4

The robot went for its first dive in Bonney. Peter also went for his first dive in Bonney to clear out the ice protrusions on the inner circumference of the melt-hole to make it clear for the robot.

Bob working in the Bot-House.

Bob working in the Bot-House.

Bill and Vickie.

Bill and Vickie.

Working on the robot.

Working on the robot.

Peter preparing for is dive. John is explaining somehting to him.

Peter preparing for his dive. John is explaining something to him.

Peter getting out after his dive.

Peter getting out after his dive.

Robot getting into the melthole.

Robot getting into the melthole.

Robot in the melthole. Vickie is in the harness to unhook the robot from the gantry.

Robot in the melthole. Vickie is in the harness to unhook the robot from the gantry.

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3 Responses to Pictures from camp, and first dives in Bonney

  1. Neey says:

    Everything is very interesting. How many dives can the robot make? Is it as many you want or it is programmed for a few- just curious.

  2. sgulati says:

    The amount of time the robot can stay under water depends on what it is does and the amount the batteries were charged. For example, the batteries will run out faster if we are performing science missions compared to when we are just navigating. Generally, we run a mission lasting 4-5 hours, and then recharge the batteries for some time, and then run another mission.

  3. Raymond Mock says:

    Hi Bill Vickie and Chris
    you kow guys it looks really $%^& cold there
    its nice to see the BOT up and running and doing
    what it was design do to…
    GO ENDURANCE!!!!
    see ya when you get home …be safe
    Raymond Mock

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