The OIB team is very happy to return to flying science missions this morning and will attempt the “Nansen Gap” sea ice mission today.
Viewing a pretty dawn walking to pre-flight in the hangar.
A clean ATM T7 nadir port window. We clean our optical windows in the warm hangar each morning before flight. It’s too cold to wipe windows once we’re out on the ramp.
NASA 426 in Thule Hangar 8, hooked to a tug and ready for pullout.
On the ramp, ready for fueling.