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Project co-principal investigator Jonathan Glen (lower left) with NASA and Geometrics engineers, troubleshooting SIERRA’s malfunctioned wireless system. With the wireless system down, the payload team developed a workaround that requires the aircraft to be physically tethered to the ground station to download the data after each flight.
Problem Solving on the Fly

By Melissa Pandika   Tucked in the northeastern corner of California, Surprise Valley is set amid a high desert landscape dotted with hot springs and dry lakebeds.

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