Explore New Zealand’s South Island.
A new ford Explorer has been launched into the Southern Hemisphere’s Antarctic Peninsula.
New ford has been conducting expedition missions in the region since the 1970s and has had many success stories to date.
But with the Antarctic’s icy environment, it is challenging to navigate the region safely and reliably.
This year’s expedition was led by New Zealand explorer and former astronaut Dave Anderson.
New fords Explorer is a large, unmanned drone with two main wingspan to float through the frigid water and make its way through the vast expanses of ice.
The drone has flown to the southern tip of the South Island of New Zealand, the South Pole and a number of other locations around the continent.
It’s an exploration platform that uses sensors and other equipment to determine the size and location of the water.
It will continue to explore the South African continent, the New Zealand archipelago and other parts of the world until the end of 2020.
The expedition was funded by the New York-based US-based New York Foundation for Antarctic Research.