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B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC 03/22/12

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Flight Number: 
G-LiHT 12-02
Payload Configuration: 
Goddard LiDAR, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) airborne imager .
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
3.3 hours
Comments: 
Science Mission Complete (SOFRS 12B014)
Flight Segments: 
From:LFITo:LFI
Start:03/22/12 18:34 Z Finish:03/22/12 21:54 Z
Flight Time:3.3 hours
Log Number:12B014 - Completed as of this flight.PI:Bruce Cook
Funding Source:Bruce Fisher - NASA - SMD - ESD LARC Chief Engineer, Research Services Directorate
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Goddard's LiDAR, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) airborne imager was installed on LaRC's UC-12. A science data collection flight over the instrumented and monitored Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) near Edgewater, MD, on 22 March 2012 provided useful structural, spectral, and thermal data in forests during springtime “leaf-off conditions”, which will be compared with G-LiHT measurements collected during the peak of the 2011 growing season. An intersecting grid pattern of 23 tightly spaced ground tracks flown at 1000 ft AGL was completed. Extensive flight coordination with the FAA was required to operate within the Washington DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA). After data verification, the flights were deemed successful and the instrument was removed from the aircraft. Further G-Light flight operations are scheduled in May returning to the C-206 wing mounted configuration.
Flight Hour Summary: 
12B014
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS6
Total Used4.51
Total Remaining1.49
12B014 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
03/21/12G-LiHT 12-01Science1.181.184.82
03/22/12G-LiHT 12-02Science3.34.481.52

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