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ER-2 #806 07/10/14

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Flight Number: 
14-6053
Payload Configuration: 
MABEL / CPL / ACATS / APS / INMARSAT
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
3.1 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:PMDTo:PMD
Start:07/10/14 18:41 Z Finish:07/10/14 21:45 Z
Flight Time:3.1 hours
Log Number:142018PI:William Cook
Funding Source:Thorsten Markus - NASA - SMD - ESD ICESat-2 Project Scientist
Purpose of Flight:Check
Comments:Today's 1000 PDT take-off was delayed was delayed due to an indication of inoperative stand-by AC generator discovered during normal preflight procedures. The pilot was unloaded from the aircraft, but remained on LOX, while crew continued troubleshooting. Using an alternate more thorough checkout procedure, the crew confirmed that the the stand-by generator was operating correctly and the problem was isolated to the circuitry to the status light in the cockpit. Pilot was reloaded and aircraft took off at 1141 PDT. Prior to take-off, an L1 fail (ACATS) was noted and later confirmed as a issue with start-up script. A N1 fail (MABEL) was also noted and is believed to be thermal related due to extended pre-flight – the instrument was reset at higher altitude and operated as expected. The flight path covered multiple passes over Sierra range and Lake Mead area. The over water portion of the the flight plan was scrubbed due to cloud cover and to give ER-2 ground crew time to begin troubleshooting circuitry problem.
Flight Hour Summary: 
142018
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS65
Total Used74.5
Total Remaining-9.5
142018 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
07/10/1414-6053Check3.13.161.9
07/11/1416-6054Science7.410.554.5
07/16/1416-6055Science6.817.347.7
07/17/1416-6056Science825.339.7
07/21/1414-6057Science6.832.132.9
07/22/1414-6058Science7.339.425.6
07/24/1414-6059Science4.744.120.9
07/27/1414-6060Science4.848.916.1
07/29/1414-6061Science7.756.68.4
07/30/1414-6062Science5.261.83.2
07/31/1414-6063Science465.8-0.8
08/01/1414-6064Science8.774.5-9.5

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