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ER-2 - AFRC #809 07/16/21

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Flight Number: 
21-9057
Payload Configuration: 
AWAS, DPOPS, HAL, HWV, HUPCRS, ROZE, CAFÉ, CANOE, WI-ICOS, MMS, PALMS, UCATS, AVS Camera
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
8 hours
Comments: 
This was the first science flight from SLN for the DCOTSS campaign. Take off occurred 0913 local. Ground ops went well. Climb to FL560 for MMS maneuvers; added 10 minutes to FL560; climbed to FL580 to point 1. Stair steps on next line; ground called for early climb to max altitude prior to point 2. AWAS was turned on around FL630 just after max altitude was reached. Turned slightly in of the Northern point (point 2). Performed various altitude changes on the Southern leg through Minnesota into Iowa, was able to see plume at FL460. L2 FL and N3 FL on entire flight, as expected. A lot of haze through most of the flight, clear over Hudson bay. Landed 1710L. Greg Nelson was the pilot.
Flight Segments: 
From:SLNTo:SLN
Start:07/16/21 14:13 Z Finish:07/16/21 22:15 Z
Flight Time:8 hours
Log Number:212002PI:Kenneth Bowman
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Earth Venture Suborbital-3 Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:2883 miles
Flight Hour Summary: 
212002
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS166
Total Used97.5
Total Remaining68.5
212002 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
06/09/2121-9046Check4.14.1161.91268
06/14/2121-9047Check3.87.9158.10
06/17/2121-9048Science6.214.1151.90
07/12/2121-9056Transit3.217.3148.70
07/16/2121-9057Science825.3140.72883
07/20/2121-9058Science7.232.5133.52400
07/23/2121-9059Science6.739.2126.82294
07/26/2121-9060Science6.345.5120.51952
07/29/2121-9061Science7.653.1112.92628
08/02/2121-9062Science6.759.8106.22670
08/06/2121-9065Science5.765.5100.52271
08/10/2121-9066Science7.773.292.82542
08/14/2121-9067Science780.285.82564
08/17/2121-9068Science6.887792275
08/19/2121-9069Science7.194.171.92373
08/23/2121-9070Transit3.497.568.50

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Related Science Report: 

DCOTSS - ER-2 - AFRC #809 07/16/21 Science Report

Mission: 
DCOTSS
Mission Summary: 

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