From May to Mid-June Finland has a rare visitor: a Zeppelin
I visited the Zeppelin on Sunday, May 12. Attached to a mast after the Sunday morning’s flight, the 75-metre long rigid airship was hovering slightly in the breeze. In such an open space, it still looked huge. The visitors were allowed to view the airship at 200 metres.
The Zeppelin team was busy working around the airship, and they looked tiny – like ants – compared to it. On an overcast, pleasant Sunday I could have watched the Zeppelin for hours, it was such an exciting and memorable sight.
Some Facts of the PEGASOS project
The Zeppelin is accompanied by an international team of scientists and technicians, and the objective of study is observing radicals and aerosols in the atmospheric layers as part of Pan-European Gas-Aerosol-Climate Interaction Study. The project is aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of how emissions created by humankind impact climate change.
The PEGASOS consortium consists of 26 Partners from 12 EU countries and 3 associated countries, and the duration of the project is 4 years.
Find out more
Pegasos home page
Read the Blog for the current EU PEGASOS Project in Finland
Zeppelin LIVE tracking