The ARISTO2017 was the last step for the development of the PHIPS-HALO probe. After over 15 years of development work, PHIPS-HALO is completed and working with its full capability. The innovative idea behind the instrument is to simultaneously image atmospheric ice particles and measure their angular light scattering function. However, the realisation is a challenge in an environment, where the micrometer sized ice particles are moving with up to 250 m/s. After ARISTO2017 PHIPS-HALO is ready for the upcoming high-latitude mission in Arctic (ACLOUD) and Antarctic (SOCRATES) and a paper of the final version of the instrument is expected to be published this year.