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Specialised Observatory Containers

Supplier: Port Container Services
12 October, 2012

PLATO observatory containers where manufactured for the university of NSW they are situated at Dome A in the middle of the Antarctic.

After a 2 month journey by truck, ice-breaker, helicopter and tractor-pulled sled these modified shipping containers where manufactured with special insulated properties and joined to make one 20' unit in length. As they hit the ice the unit was split into two 10'units to make them both lighter in weight.

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