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B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC 10/29/14

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Flight Number: 
DAWN 15-08
Payload Configuration: 
DAWN
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
1.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:BGSFTo:BGSF
Start:10/29/14 14:59 Z Finish:10/29/14 16:42 Z
Flight Time:1.7 hours
Log Number:15B005PI:G. Emmitt
Funding Source:Ramesh Kakar - NASA - SMD - ESD Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:After refueling stop in -17 deg C weather, the DAWN instrument could not get back up to operating temperature. Crew took off, partly to get to 10 deg warmer atmospheric conditions but also to use a higher power setting to warn the cabin as well as transiting North along the CALIPSO track for a 1545 UTC overpass. Even with cabin temp above 80 degrees F, instrument was still not as warm as expected. Researchers made instrument adjustments but an overcast above the aircraft and thick clouds below caused the decision to reverse course. Nearing BGSF the decision was made to land since we were well after the overpass time and the data quality was in question. Discussions with Langley confirmed that all data was captured and could be post processed. Next flight scheduled for ADM and MODIS underflight at 1435 UTC tomorrow.
Flight Hour Summary: 
15B005
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS89.6
Total Used74.7
Total Remaining14.9
15B005 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/20/14DAWN 15-01Check1.21.288.4
10/21/14DAWN 15-02Check1.8386.6
10/23/14DAWN 15-03Science1.94.984.7
10/24/14DAWN 15-04Science1.36.283.4
10/26/14DAWN 15-05AFerry2.99.180.5
10/26/14DAWN 15-05BFerry2.111.278.4
10/27/14DAWN 15-06Ferry415.274.4
10/29/14DAWN 15-07Science1.81772.6
10/29/14DAWN 15-08Science1.718.770.9
10/30/14DAWN 15-09Science3.221.967.7
10/31/14DAWN 15-10Science1.723.666
10/31/14DAWN 15-11Science1.825.464.2
10/31/14DAWN 15-12Science2.127.562.1
11/03/14DAWN 15-13Science3.430.958.7
11/04/14DAWN 15-14Science3.534.455.2
11/05/14DAWN 15-15Science2.837.252.4
11/06/14DAWN 15-16Science2.639.849.8
11/07/14DAWN 15-17Science2.642.447.2
11/08/14DAWN 15-18Science3.345.743.9
11/10/14DAWN 15-19Science348.740.9
11/11/14DAWN 15-20Science3.251.937.7
11/12/14DAWN 15-21Science1.953.835.8
11/12/14DAWN 15-22Science1.755.534.1
11/12/14DAWN 15-23Science2.55831.6
11/13/14DAWN 15-24Science3.461.428.2
11/14/14DAWN 15-25Ferry4.165.524.1
11/14/14DAWN 15-25Ferry2.768.221.4
11/14/14DAWN 15-25Ferry3.571.717.9
12/01/14DAWN 15-26Science1.773.416.2
12/04/14DAWN 15-27Science1.374.714.9

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