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ER-2 #809 09/14/12 - 09/15/12

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Flight Number: 
12-9018
Payload Configuration: 
MABEL, CATS, CPL
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
5.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:WFFTo:WFF
Start:09/14/12 19:50 Z Finish:09/15/12 01:31 Z
Flight Time:5.7 hours
Log Number:122034PI:william cook
Funding Source:Thorsten Markus - NASA - SMD - ESD ICESat-2 Project Scientist
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:The third science flights launched after two days of cooling system flushing and indications during the flight are that MABEL is operating nominally. Flight recorded deciduous forest biomass measurements over New England and Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. Landing gear handle light stayed illuminated during entire flight & gear not down light on until halfway through descent. Low pass confirmed gear down by mobile prior to uneventful landing. Troubleshooting underway.
Flight Hour Summary: 
122034
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS47
Total Used53.1
Total Remaining-6.1
122034 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
09/06/1212-9014Check1146
09/07/1212-9015Transit8.19.137.9
09/09/12 - 09/10/1212-9016Science5.714.832.2
09/11/1212-9017Science1.716.530.5
09/14/12 - 09/15/1212-9018Science5.722.224.8
09/15/1212-9019Science3.725.921.1
09/19/12 - 09/20/1212-9021Transit8.834.712.3
09/20/12 - 09/21/1212-9022Science5.840.56.5
09/21/12 - 09/22/1212-9023Science4.845.31.7
09/27/1212-9026Science3.849.1-2.1
09/28/1212-9027Science453.1-6.1

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