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ER-2 Walvis Bay International Airport flyby

ORACLES 08/27/16 Mission Daily Schedule

The ER-2 landed safely at 5 pm this evening.
 
All times will be in Namibian time (GMT+1) unless noted
 
Saturday Aug 27
- 8am Forecast/planning meeting - Swakopmund Hotel Spitzkoppe 1 meeting room. (See image below for location)
- ESPO meeting arrivals
- P-3 takes off from Ascension 8 am (local)
- ETA 10 - 3 - VIP visit ER-2 (only pilots & mangers needed)
- P-3 landing ETA 5 pm 
- No ER-2 Instrumenter Access
 

ORACLES 08/26/16 Mission Daily Schedule

All times will be in Namibian time (GMT+1) unless noted
 
Friday Aug 26
- ER-2 take-off 0500 (local)
- 730 am Shuttle leaving Swakopmund
- 1030 am shuttle leaving Airport
- 230 pm (aprox) shuttle leaving Airport
- ESPO meeting arrivals
- 3 pm Forecast/planning meeting
- ER-2 landing ETA 5 pm

P-3 ready to transit to Ascension

P3 transit prepped for ORACLES deployment

P3 transit prepped for ORACLES deployment

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NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

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P-3 ORACLES Integration - Nose of the plane open

P-3 ORACLES Integration - Nose of the plane open

P-3 ORACLES Integration - instruments along top of plane

P-3 ORACLES Integration - instruments along top of plane

ORACLES Panorama of the P-3 in the hangar

ORACLES Panorama of the P-3 in the hangar

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