Antarctica is a long way away from Europe, so equipment needs to be shipped a long time in advance. Especially heavy equipment that must travel by ship.
Although we ourselves will not be leaving for Antarctica until next December, we have already purchased and sent more than a ton of stuff (literally!):
- 50 lead batteries - weight: 940kg - volume: 0,42 cubic meters
- 6 galvanized steel masts + accessories - weight: 90kg - volume: 0.75 cubic meters
The masts are for radio-transmission of state-of-health information from our stations back to the Concordia base, so we can keep an eye on things.
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