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Now the fun begins
Now that SPIDER has finished its flight, the team will spend the next year or more analyzing the collected data. We will begin with baby steps, piecing all the raw data into a coherent set of calibrated time-ordered data. These … Continue reading
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The view from SPIDER
Good news! Our team has been able to recover the data collected by SPIDER during her flight over Antarctica. These photos were taken by SPIDER during and just a few hours after launch.
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We have recovered the data!
After a long period of anxious expectation, the data from SPIDER have been recovered from the landing site, some 2,300 km (1,500 miles) from McMurdo Station. The data, residing on a combination of hard disk and solid state drives, are enroute to Punta Arenas, … Continue reading
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Looking forward to recovery
We are still collecting data with our instruments, and plan to continue for another few days. At that point we expect to arrive at a location that would be favorable for recovery. By then we will have collected enough data … Continue reading
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