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Drone survey on a perfect day

There are days in winter when the skies over Provence are perfectly transparent. Snowy peaks 200 kilometres away appear close enough to be touched and farms, country roads and villages are all revealed in sharp detail.

The ITER site, filmed by drone in early February. Seventy-four percent of building construction on the platform has been completed. Photo: ITER Organization/EJF Riche (Click to view larger version...)
The ITER site, filmed by drone in early February. Seventy-four percent of building construction on the platform has been completed. Photo: ITER Organization/EJF Riche
A drone flying over the ITER site on such days captures every single iron bar, scaffolding tower, or embedded plate in the Tokamak Complex; every insulator in the electrical switchyard; and every component carefully wrapped in green plastic in the site's storage areas.

This new harvest of images from early February also reveals the broader setting of the ITER Project, among the rolling hills and plowed fields along the Durance River valley—a futuristic enclave in an unchanging environment.




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