Professor Martin Siegert said the aborted mission was "hugely frustrating":
This is of course, hugely frustrating for us, but we have learned a lot this year._
Although circumstances have not worked out as we would have wished, I am confident that through the huge efforts of the field team, and our colleagues in the UK, we have done as much as we possibly could have done, and I sincerely thank them all._
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