DC-8 10/17/17

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Flight Number: 
1229
Payload Configuration: 
ATom-3 configuration - AMP, AO2, ARMAS, ATHOS, CAFE, CAFS, CAPS, CIT-CIMS, DLH, DLH-X, GT-CIMS, HR-AMS, ISAF, Medusa, MMS, NOAA-CIMS, NOyO3, PALMS, PANTHER, PFP, Picarro, QCLS, SAGA, SP2, TOGA, UCATS, WAS
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Archive Data: 
20171017 (78 archive (plain-text) files; 4 binary files)
Total Flight Time: 
9.5 hours
Comments: 
ATom-3 Science Flight RF08 SCCI-FHAW. This flight included 5 vertical profile maneuvers out of a planned 3. The flight concluded with a spiral down maneuver from 41kft over Ascension Island to correlate with a TCCON ground site. During the spiral maneuver, at 10kft, the aircraft flew level for 5 minutes to sample a layer of pollution from African biomass burning. CPDLC was not available for this flight due to a mostly system-wide outage. HF#1 radio was not working, so all oceanic ATC communication was done with HF#2 radio. Other than that, the aircraft arrived at Ascension in good shape. Troubleshooting of HF radio is planned for Ascension. Science instruments did well and it was a very successful science mission.
Flight Segments: 
From:SCCI - Punta Arenas InternationalTo:FHAW - Ascension Auxiliary Airfield
Start:10/17/17 09:57 Z Finish:10/17/17 19:25 Z
Flight Time:9.5 hours
Log Number:188001PI:Steven Wofsy
Funding Source:Jennifer Olson - NASA - SMD - ESD - ESSP Mission Manager
Purpose of Flight:Science
Flight Hour Summary: 
188001
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS107.6
Total Used103.5
Total Remaining4.1
188001 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/01/17 - 10/02/171223Science101097.6
10/04/17 - 10/05/171224Science7.417.490.2
10/06/17 - 10/07/171225Science8.926.381.3
10/09/17 - 10/10/171226Science9.235.572.1
10/12/17 - 10/13/171227Science9.945.462.2
10/14/171228Science10.756.151.5
10/17/171229Science9.565.642
10/19/171230Science4.670.237.4
10/20/171231Science7.777.929.7
10/23/171232Science9.587.420.2
10/25/171233Science9.69710.6
10/27/17 - 10/28/171234Science6.5103.54.1

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Related Science Report: 

ATom - DC-8 10/17/17 Science Report

Mission: 
ATom
Mission Summary: 

PUQ-ASI ATom III Report