By George Hale, IceBridge Science Outreach Coordinator, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The work of installing IceBridge’s science instruments on the NASA DC-8 airborne laboratory continued this week. People from the Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets at the University of Kansas (CReSIS) and from Sander Geophysics Limited (SGL) spent the week installing the aircraft’s various radar instruments and the AirGrav gravimeter.
SGL’s Stefan Elieff and Sean O’Rourke finish installing the gravimeter instrument
University of Kansas’ Ben Panzer and NASA Tech Donny Bailes work on the KU and Snow Radar instruments antennas in the DC-8 wing root area
NASA Techs Kevin Mount and TerranceDilworth inspect instrument racks on the DC-8
NASA DC-8 Techs weigh the aircraft withthe OIB instruments on board