NASA Barrel Balloons

While being here and having fun is a realisation of my life long dream, the main reason Halley Station exists is to do some Very Important Science.

One of the projects that’s currently running at Halley is the Barrel project. BARREL is a very fancy acronym for Balloon Array for Radiation-belt Relativistic Electron Losses, which is a project funded by NASA and which is running out of Halley VI and also the South African Antarctic Station SANAE IV.

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