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ER-2 #809 12/01/15 - 12/02/15

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Flight Number: 
16-9021
Payload Configuration: 
AMPR, CPL, eMAS, HIWRAP and EXRAD
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
5.1 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:TCMTo:TCM
Start:12/01/15 21:03 Z Finish:12/02/15 02:08 Z
Flight Time:5.1 hours
Log Number:162003PI:David Starr
Funding Source:Hal Maring - NASA - SMD - ESD Radiation Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:The ER-2 and DC-8 flew a combined sortie today observing the final portions of a front moving through the interest area. The front moved a bit faster than initially expected. The DC-8 was on station early and followed by the ER-2 approximately 1 hour later. The first objective was to image snowfall over the Olympic Mountain Range. The secondary objective was observing post frontal convection and calibration runs over the water. All objectives were met. HIWRAP and CRS had an overheat condition in flight. The pilot ran failure checklist which cleared the faults and instruments performed normally for the remainder of the mission. It was reported during debrief the eMAS sensor was losing vacuum during the flight which may have impacted data collected. Post-flight data processing will required to determine the amount of data loss, if any.
Flight Hour Summary: 
162003
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS70
Total Used70
Total Remaining0
162003 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
11/10/1516-9016Check2.32.367.7
11/16/1516-9017Transit2.7565
11/18/1516-9018Science6.611.658.4
11/23/1516-9019Science8.219.850.2
11/24/1516-9020Science7.126.943.1
12/01/15 - 12/02/1516-9021Science5.13238
12/03/1516-9022Science3.435.434.6
12/04/1516-9023Science742.427.6
12/05/1516-9024Science446.423.6
12/08/15 - 12/09/1516-9025Science349.420.6
12/10/1516-9026Science5.855.214.8
12/12/1516-9027Science4.159.310.7
12/13/15 - 12/14/1516-9028Science867.32.7
12/15/1516-9029Ferry2.7700

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