Ross Island Earth Station
Construction of Telecommunications Hub to Occur in 2021-22 Season
Jul 22, 2021
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving forward with plans to complete the construction of the Ross Island Earth Station (RIES) during the 2021-2022 austral summer season. RIES will replace the existing Black Island Earth Station, McMurdo Station's primary telecommunications hub.
Updated Plans for McMurdo Station Modernization
Safety of Work Crews and Support Staff is Key
Aug 4, 2020
Planned construction projects at McMurdo Station will be temporarily put on hiatus in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. To ensure the safety of the work crews and support staff in Antarctica, the National Science Foundation has decided that there will be no AIMS-related construction in McMurdo during the 2020-2021 season.
Demolition of McMurdo Structures Makes Way For AIMS Construction
Vehicle Equipment and Operations Center (VEOC) and New Lodging to be Built
Mar 4, 2020
A crew has begun demolition of McMurdo Station buildings that are in the footprint of new construction for the AIMS Project. This will clear the way for the Vehicle Equipment and Operations Center (VEOC) and a new Lodging Building.