With the Planetary Lake Lander proudly floating at the temporary
mooring close to the Base Camp Landing, The team still had a lot of
work to do today. Susan Lee, in charge of hardware for the lander, was
busy with the solar array design. With the possibility of only getting
3 hours of sunlight during the winter, the array is a critical
component to the success of the project.
Our official Expedition Photographer Lisa Blatt, Spent a good portion
of the day climbing the hills behind the base camp to continue her
documentation of the project. Lisa has participated in quite a few
scientific field expeditions, including several with Principal
Investigator Nathalie Cabrol. Hopefully you’ll be able to see some of
her work here soon, but if you’d like to see some of her photos from
prior trips, go to her website.
Eric continued the bathymetric survey the northern reaches of the
lake, where the glacial melt water still enters the lake in