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In this work the high velocity impact of ice spheres is analysed. An experimental methodology has been developed in order to launch, at high velocity, ice spheres of different diameters against a load cell to measure the force induced during the impact. An analysis of the influence of the ice mass on the impact force is accomplished using the contact force which was calculated by means of an inverse problem technique. Finally a study of the impact phenomenon has been performed using the videos obtained with a high speed camera.