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Ocean Drone with MarsKeel's lead ballast system captures footage from inside hurricane

by The MarsKeel Team 20 Oct 2021 15:39 UTC
A massive wave captured by SD 1045's onboard camera during Hurricane Sam. © Saildrone

In a historic first, a camera-equipped ocean drone that uses MarsKeel's unique lead ballast system, has captured footage from inside a hurricane.

US scientists piloted the autonomous vehicle called Saildrone into a Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean to collect scientific data and, in the process, provide an entirely new view of one of Earth's most destructive forces.

MarsKeel has partnered up with Saildrone on all of their autonomous vessels since 2017, with three models now in production. We have assisted with the initial design concept to the final production of the ballast systems delivered to Alameda, CA.

These complex and specialized ballast systems mirror the complexity of these amazing vessels.

Our latest blog discusses the Saildrone and the data they have been collecting.

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