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Atmospheric Tomography Mission
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ATom 07/11/16 Mission Daily Schedule

ATom Plan of the Day

Monday, 11 July
Shake down flight successful
TOGA inlet was humming during turns but it wasn’t deemed a show stopper

Tuesday, 12 July
Science Test Flight #1 (ETD 11:30)
06:40 HR-AMS instrument servicing (no one else on a/c during this)
07:00 a/c outside
07:00-11:00 a/c access
11:00 doors closed
Preflight briefing @ 10:00 (1st time flyers, as well as a representative from each instrument, must attend)

Landing estimated at 16:00
Post flight meeting in science lab 20-30 minutes after landing 

ATom 07/10/16 Mission Daily Schedule

ATom Plan of the Day

Sunday, 10 July

PANTHER/UCATS instrument work

Monday, 11 July
Shake down flight (ETD 10:00)
06:00-06:15 PALMS gas servicing (no one else on a/c)
06:15-06:30  PANTHER/UCATS install
~ 07:00  a/c taken outside
a/c access when outside
Preflight briefing - 08:30
a/c doors closed  - 09:30
a/c access ~ 12:30

Tuesday, 12 July
Science Test Flight #1 (ETD 11:30)
a/c access ~ 08:30
Preflight briefing - 10:00
a/c doors closed - 11:00

ATom 07/09/16 Mission Daily Schedule

ATom Plan of the Day

Saturday, 9 July

CAPS installed
TOGA instrument work
QCLS instrument work
PANTHER/UCATS installation work
ATHOS instrument work
MMS completed leak check

Sunday, 10 July

No aircraft access
Lab open

Upcoming:

Monday, 11 July
Shake down flight (ETD 10:00)
06:-06:15 PALMS gas servicing (no one else on a/c)
06:15-06:30  PANTHER/UCATS install
~ 07:00  a/c taken outside
a/c access when outside
Preflight briefing - 08:30
a/c doors closed  - 09:30

ATom 07/08/16 Mission Daily Schedule

ATom Plan of the Day

Friday, 8 July

  • ISAF completed installation and power check complete
  • QCLS completed power check
  • TOGA completed power check
  • CAPS completed calibration
  • PANTHER/UCATS completed power check 
  • MMS completed installation 
  • AO2/Medusa performed leak checks

Saturday, 9 July

  • 07:00-15:00  Aircraft access
  • TOGA, ISAF and QCLS power checks

Upcoming:

NASA's Airborne Mission to Explore the Global Atmosphere

The Atmospheric Tomography, or ATom, mission is the first to survey the atmosphere over the oceans. Scientists aboard NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory will journey from the North Pole south over the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand and then across to the tip of South America and north up the Atlantic Ocean to Greenland.

Dave and Delta Cosmic Ranger Reporter at Media Day

ATom 07/07/16 Mission Daily Schedule

ATom Plan of the Day

Thursday, 7 July

  • Media Day
  • ARMAS installed and power check complete
  • PANTER/UCATS installed and power check complete
  • MMS essentially completed installation and power check complete
  • TOGA completed installation 
  • ISAF mechanically installed
  • Aircraft fuselage pressure check complete
  • Aircraft weight and balance complete

Friday, 8 July

  • 06:30-17:30  Aircraft access
  • TOGA, ISAF and QCLS power checks

Upcoming:

ATom 07/06/16 Mission Daily Schedule

ATom Plan of the Day

Wednesday, 6 July

  • AO2/Medusa completed installation and power checks
  • MMS essentially completed installation and power checks
  • CAPS changed a transistor and resistor on their circuit board and the instrument is operating well

Thursday, 7 July

  • 09:00: Aircraft pressure check outside (nlt 09:00)
  • Aircraft access ~30 minutes after pressure check
  • 08:00-13:15 Media Day

Upcoming:

  • 8 July  (morning) - Aircraft weight and balance

MSP - PMD

Date: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 (All day)

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