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ER-2 #809 05/12/14

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Flight Number: 
14-9019
Payload Configuration: 
AMPR, HIWRAP, CRS, EXRAD, COSMIR, LIP, INMARSAT
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
6.2 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:WRBTo:WRB
Start:05/12/14 10:13 Z Finish:05/12/14 16:25 Z
Flight Time:6.2 hours
Log Number:142017PI:David Starr
Funding Source:Hal Maring - NASA - SMD - ESD Radiation Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:This flight was for the Radar Definition Experiment (RADEX), with an objective of off-shore precipitation. Light rain and weak convection had been forecasted the day prior. Conditions on flight day were much different with strong, organized convection, and some clouds towering to 50K ft. The ER-2 flew several racetracks over the tops and to the sides of cloud bands while the Citation flew to the sides of and through the more manageable clouds. The convection, induced by the warm sea surface temperatures, persisted throughout the flight. All instruments functioned except COSMIR, and the aircraft returned in good shape.
Images: 

Larry Hilliard and Carl Sorenson with COSMIR

Flight Hour Summary: 
142017
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS15
Total Used15
Total Remaining0
142017 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
05/12/1414-9019Science6.26.28.8
05/28/1414-9025Science5.511.73.3
06/06/1414-9031Science3.3150

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