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ER-2 #806 08/01/14

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Flight Number: 
14-6064
Payload Configuration: 
MABEL, ACATS, CPL, APS
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
8.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:Ladd Army Airfield (PAFB)To:PMD
Date:08/01/14
Flight Time:8.7 hours
Log Number:142018 - Completed as of this flight.PI:William Cook
Funding Source:Thorsten Markus - NASA - SMD - ESD ICESat-2 Project Scientist
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:This mission included transit & science targets to Palmdale. The aircraft proceeded directly south to the first buoy target over the Pacific. This target and the subsequent buoy/platform target near Morro Bay were obscured somewhat with clouds. All land targets were clear with the exception of wildfire smoke, which was the intent to support the ACATS sensor. The MABEL sensor had two faults early in the flight but as the altitude temps decreased over the CONUS, MABEL stabilized with no further faults. The aircraft returned in good shape. EMI continues to effect the auto-pilot yaw channel so the yaw channel is turned off during science lines. CPL and ACATS performed nominally. Inmarsat was turned off for the entire mission as planned.
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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