2021-08-19

Mid day update

Friday 8-20-2021 No hard down day, instrument access, aircraft work, science meeting at 1400
Saturday 8-21-2021 Hard Down Day
Sunday 8-22-2021 Transit prep day
Monday 8-23-2021 ER-2 Transit to AFRC

The shipping and the de-integration timeline does not change.
As soon as is possible start packing your equipment and stage it on the hangar floor.

8-27-2021 Truck loading and transit to Palmdale
8-30-2021 Start of de-integration in Palmdale (end Friday 9-3-2021)

Please notify your hotel if you depart early. We have notified SSAI to expect changes to travel plans.
Consider taking a COVID-19 test box before traveling. We have a limited quantity, one/person, first come, first served.

2021-08-19

Flight Day RF11

0400 Instruments hands on
0500 Flight Brief
0600 Instrument hands off
0800 Take off (~6.5h flight)

Looking Ahead
These are all tentative
08-20-21 Hard Down
08-21-21 Instrument Day
08-22-21 Flight Day (RF12)

Tuesday the ER-2 (DCOTSS) and the WB-57 (ACCLIP) had a coordinated flight.

2021-08-18

Instrument Access Day

0700 Hangar Access
0800 – 1600 ER-2 Crew Support
0800 FFP Brief
0930 All-hands

Looking Ahead
These are all tentative
08-19-21 Flight Day (RF11) opportunity
08-20-21 Hard Down
08-21-21 Instrument Day
08-22-21 Flight Day (RF12)

For Palmdale planning assume the following: ER-2 transits on Thursday August 26, nominally 0900 takeoff. There will be support at AFRC to properly shut down the instruments, turn off gas bottles. Friday August 27 is an RDO. Trucks depart Salina Friday; expect them to arrive in Palmdale Monday August 30. Download begins Monday. Sammy (and a few others now in Salina) will be with us at download. Quincy Allison and Michael Schroeder from ESPO will be in Palmdale to unload trucks.

2021-08-17

RF10 Flight Day

0500 FFP meeting
0600 Crew show / Hands On
0700 Crew brief
0800 Hands-off
1000 Take-off
1700 Landing (Approximate)
1900 Ground crew end crew duty day

Looking Ahead

08-20-21 Next science flight opportunity

For Palmdale planning assume the following: ER-2 transits on Thursday August 26, nominally 0900 takeoff. Friday August 27 is an RDO. Trucks depart Salina Friday; expect them to arrive Palmdale Monday August 30. Download begins Monday. Sammy (and a few others now in Salina) will be with us at download. Quincy Allison and Michael Schroeder from ESPO will be in Palmdale to unload trucks.

There is some uncertainty. The trucks could be late. If we fly science on Monday, August 23, ER-2 might transit one day early, on August 25. If this occurs, it would not change the shipping schedule.

Let ESPO know if this strawman plan presents a problem for you.

2021-08-16

No flight/Instrument access day

0700 Hangar/Lab access
0800-1600 ER-2 support
0800 FFP meeting

Looking Ahead

08-17-21 Science Flight Opportunity (or 08-18-21)
08-20-21 Science Flight Opportunity (could be only one instrument day between flights)

2021-08-15

Hard Down Day

0800 Hangar/lab open
1000 FFP meeting

Looking ahead

08-16-21 Instrument access day with ER-2 support
08-17-21 Science Flight Opportunity

If you are beginning to think about shipping your equipment from Palmdale to home, and have questions, email sommer.nicholas@nasa.gov . Quincy Allison and Michael Schroeder will be in Palmdale.

2021-08-14

RF09 Flight Day

0300 FFP meeting
0300 Crew show / Hands On
0400 Crew brief
0500 Hands-off
0700 Take-off
1400 Landing (Approximate)
1600 Ground crew end crew duty day

Looking Ahead

08-15-21 Hard down day
08-16-21 Instrument access day with ER-2 support
08-17-21 Science Flight Opportunity with WB

If you are beginning to think about shipping your equipment from Palmdale to home, and have questions, email sommer.nicholas@nasa.gov . Quincy Allison and Michael Schroeder will be in Palmdale.

If you are traveling to Palmdale and will need an escort, please be sure your travel plans are entered in the data base.

2021-08-13

RF09 Flight Day

0400 FFP meeting
0500 Crew show / Hands On
0600 Crew brief
0700 Hands-off
0900 Take-off
1530 Landing (Approximate)
1800 Ground crew end crew duty day

Looking Ahead

08-14-21 Hard Down Day (tentative)
08-16-21 Next Science Flight Opportunity
08-17-21 Science Flight Opportunity with WB

If you are traveling to Palmdale for de-integration, use our room block with the Element. See the Logistics section of the ESPO DCOTSS site for more info. This block has been ‘opened’ again, through Friday.

2021-08-12

POD 08-12-21 No flight day/instrument access day

0700 Hangar/Lab access
0800-1600 ER-2 support
0800 FFP meeting
0930 All hands meeting
1600 Science team meeting

Looking ahead

08-13-21 RF09 Science Flight & WB coordination opportunity

· There will be a hard down day Monday, latest.
· Book your Element hotel room for de-integration in Palmdale by today to get the room block rate.
· Handle critical SSAI business Thursday instead of Friday this week, if possible.

2021-08-11

No flight day/instrument access day

0700 Hangar/Lab access
0800-1400 ER-2 support
1000 FFP meeting

Looking ahead

08-12-21 Science Team Meeting 1600
08-13-21 RF09 Science Flight Opportunity, coordinated with WB

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