Winter Campaign January 2017

Winter Night Flight from Longyearbyen, Norway

The winter flight program has been a joint effort with ISTAR and the University of Rome La Sapienza's Physics Department for several years. All of the winter "dark sky" balloon launches have taken place from either Longyearbyen or Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. The ease of access to Longyearbyen from mainland Norway, the infrastructure support of the local community, and of course the dark sky offers all the ingredients necessary for the environment required for the science objectives.