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The GUSTO Payload

GUSTO Balloon Mission awaiting launch on December 22 or 27, 2023 from McMurdo station, Antarctica

The GUSTO mission—led by UArizona professor Christopher Walker—comes the latest news from team member Brian Duffy:

Their equipment compatibility test is Wednesday 20 December.

The Flight Readiness Review (FRR) is scheduled for 22 December.

After that, they will launch on the first day they have launch conditions compatible with our mission.

Chris Walker is estimating launch on 27 December! Learn more

The Verge: NASA’s GUSTO balloon telescope will map part of the Milky Way. The first to be funded as part of the Explorers Program, GUSTO will spend at least 55 days floating above Antarctica.

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