Mission #54 (DL)

Status Mission Diagnostics Page
DL is AT SEA, last contact: 2015-12-17 19:32:40 UTC, (1044296 minutes ago)
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slorsa @
2016-01-26 15:59:27
Sue, Adam, Kat, Anna and Derek deployed the wave glider near OTN station HFX073 (40 nm outside Halifax harbour) on Nov. 29th, 2015. All pre-mission checks completed successfully and glider at full power. Mission objective is to offload 184 VR4 stations of OTN Halifax Line.
slorsa @
2016-01-26 16:16:03
2015-11-29: Strong currents while attempting to offload HFX081. Connected to station, but pushed out of range and unable to complete offload. Difficulty maintaining range to stations due to currents. Able to resume offloads at HFX087. Will attempt to offload missed stations on route home.
slorsa @
2016-01-26 16:21:16
2015-11-30: Unable to connect to HFX095, HFX098 or HFX099, will attempt to offload missed stations on route home.
slorsa @
2016-01-26 16:23:51
2015-12-07: Successfully offloaded remainder of HFX line. Will attempt to offload 12 missed stations on route home.
slorsa @
2016-01-26 17:32:17
2015-12-10: LRI having server issues, experienced WGMS outage for 5+ hours.
slorsa @
2016-01-26 18:12:25
2015-12-15: DL has been stuck circling LaHave Bank and experiencing strong currents (>1kt). Unable to gain ground N/NE, suspect there may be something causing decreased flight mobility. Making plans to recover.
slorsa @
2016-01-26 18:23:59
2015-12-17: Sue, Adam, Kat and Dustin headed out on EastCom to recover wave glider on LaHave Bank. Recovered at 43 22.3650 N, 63 57.1344 W. Found first and second set of wing springs broken and one twist in umbilical - this would decrease flight efficiency. No other visible damage.