Messages sent directly from Greenland via a special satellite device on site. They will post updates throughout the 3 month mission here.
We have 10 days left of sunlight. We are trying to make the best of it. It's odd. After that we wont see sunlight again until we reach Denmark in December.
- Sebastian & Karl-JohanLUNARK Site, Greenland
We're experiencing some windy nights. Nothing threatening, but it feels eerie to fall asleep feeling the howling winds sending vibrations through the hab.
Our craftbot 3D printer is up and running. We are printing a part for our ventilation unit. Today we have been prepping for a longer "spacewalk" tomorrow.
It's Friday and we had our first party in the hab! Vodka on ice, disco, and the best snacks. Thanks Simon and Ellie 🤗
We have 15 days left of sunlight. The days are getting shorter incredibly fast. It's hard to imagine this place in total darkness for a month
We left DK 52 days ago. Strange to think about... Now there's "only" 49 days left and we haven't even been properly bored yet!
Karl has been a champ taking care of all tasks while I (Seb) have been recovering. I am out of bed now and feeling much better. Best, Seb.
It snowed a lot yesterday and on top of that Seb got sick (he's doing better now). One man down means double the work so we didn't manage to send an update until now.
Had our second day off on the mission today. Nice to chill a bit in the hab. We still had to do maintenance and ≈1 hour each of surveys of course.
Here's the photo, as promised:
- SimonMission Control, CPH
We have tried to send the first picture home today. Very compressed. Using our satellite phone as modem. Did it get through? You will know before we do.
Note: We got the pic and we'll share it tomorrow! -Simon
Messy surroundings are a symptom of low morale. So today we gave the hab a much needed deep clean.
One week has passed inside the habitat. So far so good. We are experiencing the first small storm inside the hab. Right now. Good luck falling asleep to us.
Of the many pleasant moments during a day in the LUNARK habitat, one of the best is 9pm where we eat a savory powder mixed with water. Huel Tomato and Herbs!
Today we got a tiny bit of snow.. Not much else. Guess monotony is starting to set in.
We are getting the hang of living in this tiny space, little by little. We are adapting. Oh and Technology has not been with us today, lots of challenges.
Moon analogue Day 2. Karl didn't leave the hab at all. Everything appears to be working. We're focusing on getting on track with research and documentation.
Guess where we are writing from - Inside the f**king habitat. It's officially "day: 1" of the simulation 🚀
Moving into the hab tomorrow. 1.5 years of hard work and it's finally happening.
We are happy to say that the habitat is finally alive. Electronics are working well, heating and toilet too, not much left. It's a beauty here in the Arctic.
we'd forgotten the pump for our algae reactor in DK. Now it finally came. It was a long journey by ship, planes and finally in the boat of an Inuit hunter.
We just saw the Northern Lights for the first time!! Mesmerizing 🌈 Funfact: we are so far north that it's actually "Southern Lights".
Our satellite phone froze yesterday (The one we use to write these updates). Now it's working again, but for a moment we felt quite alone in our little world.
Installed the toilet today! A dry toilet from Backlund Ecology. We chose it because it's simple to use and install. (And because it has active smell removal).
We are getting so very close to finishing the hab and moving in. Simon, the Arctic Fox nearby, ate our HUEL food bag that stood outside. Curius little guy
-8C° today. Stepping up to warmer gloves from Ewool so our fingers don't go numb when working outside 😅
This place keeps surprising us. We can't wait to show you in the documentary 🚀
Hab is almost finished! Why is it taking so long? - We didn't manage to finish all the details in time for shipment. Fixing sh*t here is slow and hard.
Beautiful day! Snowing softly, sky full of blue-grey nuances, almost purple by evening. Huge light blue icebergs the size of buildings. All shades of cold.
The hab is now securely fastened to the ground. Now the prospect of a violent arctic storm is almost exciting. Bring it on!
Started melting ice for water. We each use 7,5 liters a day here. That's much less than the 105 liters an average person uses in DK. Not showering helps.
8 of 15 trusty Spirafix ground anchors installed. Each anchor takes up to 3 hours for us to hammer into the freezing ground.
Blessed with clear sky and no snow, work began naively. All of a sudden within minutes we had the hardest, coldest storm yet. An arctic slap in the face.
With sore limbs and tired bodies from completing the main assembly in the freezing cold, we're resting in the emergency shelter before the final push!
Our bodies are getting more tired every day from working long days in the cold. Things go slow here in the Arctic. But morale is top as we make steady progress.
Note to self: Don't leave anything important on the ground (such as steel wires for securing the hab) they will disappear under snow in minutes...
Steadily snowing for two days now, and noticeably colder. The sleeping bag was very comfy this morning. We upped caloric intake a bit until we finish the hab.
A little Arctic Fox visited the hab today. Completely white and very curious. We named it Simon. Hab deploying as planned.
Unpacking all the different parts in the container brings back a lot of memories from the warm sweaty days in the workshop with the team back home 🙏❤️
Two significant events today: 1. First snow storm hit us. 2. We popped up the Habitat! We're cold but happy
We pulled the habitat out and pushed it onto it's final location. It was heavy only two people. Everything is prepped for the big unfolding tomorrow.
The habitat has arrived! Incredible to see the container being dragged up on this alien beach. Huge thanks to Royal Arctic Line for getting it all the way here.
Today the water started to freeze - summer is officially over. We go to bed with butterflies in our stomach. We wait for the habitat to arrive tomorrow.
We surveyed the area and found a potential location for the hab! Gentle breeze makes it feel colder despite only -1C?. The sun skips the horizon.
Today we explored the abandoned town of moriusaq. -2 celcius. We got the oven started in our emergency shelter. Container with HAB arriving in 3 days.
We've arrived at Moriusaq where the mission will take place. Waiting for the Hab to arrive. All is good 👍
SAGA Studio ApS
Bådehavnsgade 42, port 9
2450 Copenhagen, Denmark