After finishing the thruster tests last week and setting the new way point to 47˚, 20˚ , Silbo finally caught a break in the current and picked speed back up. Through the weekend we started to see numbers again up in the 30 km/day; speeds we havent seen in months!
This afternoon the way point was then pushed further to the south east to 47N, 18W to cut between the cold eddy to the north and the warm eddy to the south east.
As for challenger, on friday the glider was scheduled to leave the states and fly to Australia where it will then be placed on a truck to perth. Early next month the glider is then slated to be deployed in the eastern Indian ocean and set forth on its next circumnavigation around the Indian Ocean.
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