Almost to Hawaii

Our robots are almost all the way to Hawaii, the first half of their trips. We expect them to arrive Wednesday-ish. We'll inspect them in the water and clean off any debris or hitch-hiking creatures, then we'll send them on their way. You'll notice on the picture that there are only 3 gliders. The fourth didn't get destroyed, it's still on it's way. Something has gone wrong with the Iridium satellite link - we can contact it by other means. We're not totally sure what happened, but it looks like the Iridium modem's software got accidentally (?) upgraded over-the-air (not by us). We're very curious to see what actually happened.
March 4, 2012