2021-06-18

Packing Day- Juneteenth (No Plane Access)
0700 - 1700 FN Support
 
Note: Take precautions for the heat and the lab chill
 
Ahead: 
June 19 - Packing Day (tentative)
 
Shipping: 
Trucks to Salina are planned to depart AFRC July 7 and arrive in Salina July 9. Most of the crew will travel on July 8 to Salina. ER-2 indicates there will be 3 hours of hands-on access July 12, for transit upload. Take note of what equipment will stay for transit and need to be sent to Salina following take off- label appropriately and place off to the side of the lab.  If you are keeping an instrument in the lab, please notify ESPO.  Begin staging equipment that will stay in Palmdale during deployment on the 3rd floor and equipment that will ship to Salina on the hangar floor.
 
Keep sommer.nicholas@nasa.gov in the loop for shipping and let her know if you will need to ship specific gases from Palmdale to Salina. 

2021-06-17

Science Flight (6-hour flight)
 
0500 Hands-on for HAL/UCATS
0530 WI-ICOS, HUPCRS (power on)
0600 Nose and everyone else
0600 Briefing (online)
0700 Hands off
0900 Take off
1500 Landing
 
Note: We will use the Slack flight-ops channel for flight communications. Take precautions for the heat and the lab chill
 
Ahead: 
June 18- Packing Day
June 19- Packing Day (tentative)

Shipping: For shipping and gas requirements, please continue working with sommer.nicholas@nasa.gov

2021-06-16

0700- 1500 ER-2 Crew Support
0700- 1700 ESPO/ FNE Support
0900- 1100 Science Flight FFP Meeting
 
Note: Take Precautions from the heat- Hydrate, take breaks.
 
Ahead:
June 17 Science Flight #1
June 18 RDO Packing Day (no aircraft access)
June 19 Additional Packing Day (if needed, no aircraft access)
 
Due: ESPO Database Transit flight travel updates https://espo.nasa.gov/dcotss (sign in)

2021-06-15

Lab and Hangar Access
0700- 1500 ER-2 Crew support
0700- 1700 ESPO & FNE Support
 
Note: Take precautions for the heat. Hydrate!
 
Ahead: 
June 16 – No flight- lab and hangar day
June 17 – Science Flight #1. ESPO database updates for transit day due.
June 18 – Packing day

2021-06-14

Check Flight #2

0500 Hands on for PALMS/DPOPS
0530 HAL, UCATS, power on
0545 HWV, ICOS
0600 everyone else
0700 flight briefing (Teams)
0800 Hands off. Planning meeting (Teams) for science flight #1

Note: We will use the Slack flight-ops channel for flight communications. Take precautions for the heat.

Ahead:
June 16 – science flight #1
June 17 – back up for science flight #1. ESPO database updates for transit day due.
June 18 – pack day

2021-06-12

Lab access only
0700 – 1700 FN support in the lab

Ahead:
June 14 – check flight #2; 0500 Hands on for PALMS/DPOPS. See the flight-ops Slack channel for the full upload sequence.
June 16 – science flight #1
June 17 – back up for science flight #1

Extreme heat is expected this week. Hands on times may be early to take advantage of the cooler morning hours.

Continue to think about the transit and related topics of shipping/logistics, July travel to AFRC, base access and upload requirements. Trucks to Salina are planned to depart AFRC July 7. There will be a Fedex shipment of items you retain for transit day upload.

2021-06-11

0700 -1500 ER-2 support
0700 -1700 FN support

Ahead:
June 14 check flight #2. Hands on 0500 tentative (this needs to be confirmed)

Continue to think about the transit, and related topics of shipping/logistics, July travel to AFRC, base access and upload requirements. Trucks to Salina are planned to depart AFRC July 7 and arrive Salina July 9. Most of the crew will travel on July 8 to Salina. ER-2 indicates there will be 3 hours of hands-on on July 12, for transit upload. See Brian’s email (11:13 a.m.) and Dan’s post in the Slack 2021-deployments channel (3:45 pm) for more info.

2021-06-10

Congratulations on a very successful flight today.

0700 -1500 ER-2 support
0700 -1700 FN support

Ahead:
June 14 check flight #2. Hands on 0600.

Salina travelers: Please complete the Salina Transportation Survey; see the Slack announcements channel.

Begin to think about shipping. Trucks to Salina are planned to depart AFRC July 7 and arrive Salina July 9. Things you retain for transit day upload will be sent via Fedex. You can leave crates at AFRC. We will have designated staging areas.

2021-06-09

Flight day! We hope you are well rested (again)! FN support begins ~0545.

0600 Hands On
0800 Hands Off
0800 ER-2 DCOTSS Check Flight#1 Brief (Teams or room 111)
1100 Takeoff
1500 Landing

Reminders: We use the Slack ‘2021 deployment’ channel to communicate during flight. The flight checklist (v2.4) was sent to the DCOTSS mailing list today, and is also on the Slack announcements channel. If you plan to watch outside, come see ESPO for a high vis vest. No photography outside.

The top-level flight schedule has changed. See the Slack announcements channel. 2nd check flight is now scheduled for Monday.

2021-06-08

FFP meeting TODAY
1000-1100 PT: weather & trajectory briefing
1500-1700 PT: weather & trajectory briefing update, flight planning discussion
Microsoft Teams meeting

Paste this URL in your browser to join the meeting <https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MGY0N2RkYzItOGFiZC00MzFjLWE2NmMtOWY2OTA5ODg3YWNm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%227005d458-45be-48ae-8140-d43da96dd17b%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22e6a086d3-43f0-45ec-aa55-a205f052c32f%22%7d>

0700 - 1500 ER-2 technical support. End the day ‘prepared to fly’.
0700 - FN escort support

Ahead:

June 9 – check flight, 0600 hands on

Become familiar with Mission Tools Suite (MTS, mts2.nasa.gov). Also, we are seeking an enthusiastic blogger(s). Interested? See ESPO. For examples look here: https://blogs.nasa.gov/earthexpeditions/

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