GloPac Plan of the Day

Saturday, 1 May 2010

0600-0800 Crew postflight activities - no aircraft access
0800-1500 Instrument access - end-of-mission download

Friday, 30 April 2010 (Last GloPac Science Flight)

0000 Aircraft towed and readied for flight
0300 Representatives for every instrument staff GHOC through takeoff + 2 hours
0400 Global Hawk takes off for a 24- to 26-hour flight to the tropic
1318 Global Hawk lands after a 9.2-hour mission

Thursday, 29 April 2010

All day Aircraft fuel and preflight - no instrument access - no power

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

0700-1500 Instrument access / power on - instrument
-- preflight installation must be complete by 1500
1030 David Fahey and Paul Newman will give a talk entitled GloPac: The Mission Scientists' Perspective
-- Building 4801, Large Mezzanine Conference Room
1130 End-of-mission group lunch - Global Hawk hangar
1500 NASA Dryden preflight procedures sign-off
-- A representative from each instrument is required for this sign-off

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

0700-1500 Instrument access / power on - instrument
-- preflight installation if desired

Monday, 26 April 2010

0700-1500 Aircraft troubleshooting and repair
-- no investigator access to aircraft
 
1000 Team Science meeting - location to be announced
Draft agenda:
-- A few words from Hal Maring, NASA Headquarters, Radiation Sciences Program Manager
-- Met summary for Friday/Saturday's flight
-- Debrief of Friday/Saturday's flight from each instrument team: instrument performance and lessons learned
-- Lessons learned from the mission perspective
-- Scientific results from each instrument team: one or two PowerPoint slides
-- Weather briefing for the next several days
-- Plans for the next flight

Sunday, 25 April 2010

0800-1500 Instrument access - power on

Saturday, 24 April 2010

0405-0605 Estimated time of Landing
L-1 hour
-- Representatives for every instrument staff GHOC (L-2 hours for teams who want a soft power-down)
L (Landing)
-- Debrief in GHOC immediately after landing
-- Post flight instrument access TBD

Friday, 23 April 2010 (Science Flight Day)

0005 Estimated Time of Take-off (28-30 hour flight)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

2000 Aircraft towed and readied for flight
2300 Representative for every instrument staff GHOC through takeoff +2 hours
Don't be late!
–- In the event of possible weather, etc. issues the estimated landing time could change. Each instrument must have a representative who can report to the GHOC on short notice throughout the flight

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

0900 Weather Briefing at which Go/No-Go decision to be made!
DECISION MADE TO SLIP THE FLIGHT 24 HOURS! (NEW ETD 0005 FRIDAY, 4/23)
2000 Aircraft towed and readied for flight
2300 Representative for every instrument staff GHOC through takeoff +2 hours
Don't be late!
–- In the event of possible weather, etc. issues the estimated landing time could change. Each instrument must have a representative who can report to the GHOC on short notice throughout the flight

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Aircraft preflight all day
–- No instrument access
–- No aircraft power

Monday, 19 April 2010

0700 - 1500 Instrument access
–- Power on aircraft
–- Instrument preflight installation must be complete by 1500
1500 NASA Dryden preflight procedures sign-off
–- A representative from each instrument is required for this sign off

Sunday, 18 April 2010

0800-1500 Instrument Access / Power

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Hard down day - No aircraft access
-- Contact ESPO if hangar access is needed

Friday, 16 April 2010

0800-1500 Instrument Access / Power
 
1500 Team Meeting - Small Mezzanine Conference Room
Draft Tentative Agenda
-- Met summary for Tuesday's flight
-- Debrief of Tuesday's flight from each instrument team
-- Instrument performance and lessons learned
-- Scientific results from each instrument team (One or two powerpoint slides)
-- Weather briefing for next several days
-- Plans for next week's flight

Thursday, 15 April 2010

1000-1300 MTP and Ku Testing on ramp
1300-1600 Instrument Access

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Estimated Landing 0615
L-2 hours Instrument representatives that require soft power-down at GHOC
L-1 Instrument representatives at GHOC
L **Landing** Debrief in GHOC immediately after landing
L+2 hours Aircraft postflight - instrument access
-- Remove Zone 61 hatch
-- Remove Zone 25 fairing
-- Remove Zone 12 hatch
-- Remove Zone 16 hatch
-- Remove instruments, as required

Tuesday, 13 April 2010 (Science Flight Day)

0200-0615 Aircraft towed and readied for flight
0500 Representative for every instrument staff GHOC through takeoff +2 hours
Don't be late!
–- In the event of possible weather, etc. issues the estimated landing time could change. Each instrument must have a representative who can report to the GHOC on short notice throughout the flight
~0615 GH Take-off (24hr flt)
~0900-1200 Media Day

Monday, 12 April 2010

Aircraft preflight all day
-- No instrument access
-- No aircraft power

Sunday, 11 April 2010

0700-1500 Instrument access
-- Power on aircraft
-- Instrument preflight installation must be complete by 1500
15:00 NASA Dryden preflight procedures sign-off
-- A representative from each instrument is required for this sign off

Saturday, 10 April 2010

DOWN DAY
-- No Aircraft Access
-- No Aircraft Power
Hangar access, with ESPO support, starts at 0800

Friday, 9 April 2010

0800-1200 Ku Testing
1200-1500 Instrument access
 
1500 Team Meeting - Small Mezzanine Conference Room
Draft Agenda:
-- NASA HQ perspective - Ken Jucks
-- Weather summary for Wednesday's flight
-- Debrief of Wednesday's flight from each instrument team: instrument performance, lessons learned
-- Scientific results from each instrument team (one or two powerpoint slides)
-- Weather briefing for next several days
-- Plans for next week's flight

Thursday, 8 April 2010

0700-0900 Aircraft postflight - no instrument access
0900-1500 Instrument access
-- Remove Zone 61 hatch
-- Remove Zone 25 fairing
-- Remove Zone 12 hatch
-- Remove Zone 16 hatch
-- Remove any instruments, as required

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

0215-0615 Aircraft towed and readied for flight
0500 Representatives for every instrument staff GHOC through takeoff + 2 hours
** In the event of possible weather, etc. issues, the estimated landing time could change. Each instrument must have a representative who can report to the GHOC at a moment's notice throughout the flight **
0615 Global Hawk takes off for a 12 to 14-hour flight
2015-2215 Current estimated landing time
L-1 hour
-- Representatives for every instrument staff GHOC (L-2 hours for teams who want a soft power-down)
L-0 Landing
-- Debrief in GHOC immediately after landing
-- No instrument access until Thursday, 8 April

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

0600-0900 Ku test - no aircraft access
0900-1200 !! All instruments must be represented at 0900!!
-- Instrument access / power on - instrument
-- preflight installation must be complete by 1200
1200 NASA Dryden preflight procedures sign-off
-- A representative from each instrument is required for this sign-off
1200-1400 Aircraft preflight - no instrument access

Monday, 5 April 2010

0800-1130 Aircraft access / power on
1130-1700 Ku test - no aircraft access
1500-1600 Science Team Meeting, Building 4840 Room 113B

Sunday, 4 April 2010 (Easter)

Down day - no aircraft access / no aircraft power
-- Please notify ESPO or Dave Fratello if you are going to be in the hangar on Sunday

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Hangar access / no aircraft access / no aircraft power

Friday, 2 April 2010

!!! Completed first GloPac test flight !!!
0200-0600 Aircraft towed and readied for flight
0500 Representatives for every instrument staff GHOC through takeoff + 2 hours
** In the event of possible weather, etc. issues, the estimated landing time could change. Each instrument must have a representative who can report to the GHOC at a moment's notice throughout the flight **
0600 Global Hawk takes off for an up-to-10-hour instrument test flight
1500 Current estimated landing time
L-1 hour
-- Representatives for every instrument staff GHOC (L-2 hours for teams who want a soft power-down)
L-0 Landing
-- Debrief in GHOC immediately after landing
L+1 Instrument access
-- Remove Zone 25 fairing
-- Remove Zone 12 hatch
-- Remove Zone 16 hatch
-- Remove Zone 61 hatch
-- Remove any instruments, as required
L+2 Hands off

Thursday, 1 April 2010

0800-1100 !! All instruments must be represented at 0800 !!
-- Instrument access / power on - contact ESPO if access is needed beyond 1100
1200-1400 Global Hawk preflight - no instrument access

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

0600-0900 Global Hawk preflight - no instrument access
0900 Global Hawk towed to test location
1030 Investigators staff GHOC
1100 Payload combined systems test (CST) begins TBD - Possible aircraft access in afternoon -contact ESPO if you need access

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

0730-0830 PI instrument access (no A/C power)
0830-1230 No A/C access (no access to software personnel)
-- Contact ESPO for exceptions
1230-1330 PI instrument access (no A/C power)
-- All Instruments re-installed
1330-1500 Tow plane outside / KU testing
1330-1500 PIs be available (in GHOC) for additional communication testing

Monday, 29 March 2010

0800-1200 Instrument access (if needed) but no A/C instrument power
1200-1300 All instruments must be installed on the A/C
1300-1500 PIs be available (in hangar) for potential communication testing

Sunday, 28 March 2010

0700-0800 Instruments re-installed
-- Instrument payload in flight configuration
-- (no more instrument access until after CST)
0800-0900 A/C tow out
0900-1300 Software testing
1500-1600 PIs Staff GHOC
-- GCOM test via Iridium

Saturday, 27 March 2010

0700-1500 Complete outstanding integration items - notify ESPO if you need aircraft access
Note: (Pressurization check scheduled for 1100 is cancelled)
1500-1700 No aircraft access for investigators

Friday, 26 March 2010

0615 Tow aircraft to test location
1000 Investigators in GHOC for communications training: please arrive prior to 1000
1100 Investigators in GHOC for GCOM II test: debrief immediately following test
1200 Aircraft preflight for combined systems test (CST): no aircraft access for investigators
1500 Science Team meeting - agenda to include CST and test flight overviews

Thursday, 25 March 2010

0800-0900 Install any removed instruments, as well as all hatches, inlet probes, and the radome - the aircraft must be in its final flight configuration for the no-fuel and full-fuel weights
1000-1600 Aircraft no-fuel weight performed, refuel, full-fuel weight performed - no aircraft access for investigators
1600-1700 Aircraft access / power on

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

0600-0800 LN-100 test outside hangar
0800 UCATS and UHSAS installed on Global Hawk
0900-1000 Investigators in GHOC for GCOM test - arrive prior to 0900
1100 Aircraft defueling, no-fuel weight performed, refuel, full-fuel weight performed (will continue until 1600 Thursday)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

0600-1200 Complete cabling work, instrument mounting, etc.
1200-1400 Aircraft power and instrument access 1400-1600 LN-100 test outside hangar

Monday, 22 March 2010

0800-1400 Complete installation of all instruments
1400-1600 Communications test with NASDAT (All instruments) in hangar

Sunday, 21 March 2010

0800-1800 Aircraft access for instrument teams - All instrument teams to have a representative available during these hours
-- Complete fit checks, installations, cable routing and mounting
-- NASDAT install
-- Complete operational checkouts, communications, and any instrument modifications
-- Prepare for Global Hawk COMM test (GCOM)

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Center-wide IT outage all day Saturday through 1000 Sunday

Friday, 19 March 2010

0800-1800 Aircraft access for instrument teams - All instrument teams to have a representative available during these hours
-- Continue fit checks
-- Continue GHOC orientation
-- Begin electrical checks
-- Begin instrument comm checks on the aircraft
1500-1600 - Mission status meeting - small mezzanine conference room (upstairs in the hangar)

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Aircraft access for instrument teams
Continue electrical checks
Begin instrument comm checks on the aircraft
Begin GHOC orientation
1030-1130 - Global Hawk team lunch

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Continue aircraft fit checks, integration, and pallet mounting
Continue electrical cable modifications with fit checks
Begin electrical checks

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Aircraft access for instrument teams
Continue aircraft fit checks, integration, and pallet mounting.
Continue electrical cable modifications with fit checks.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Complete instrument weight and bench comm checks
Continue aircraft fit checks, integration, and pallet mounting
Continue electrical cable modifications with fit checks

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Finish weights and bench checkouts.
Continue fit checks, integration, and pallet mounting
Begin modifications of electrical cables with fit checks

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Instrument weight, power, and bench comm checks continue
Pallet work begins
Aircraft fit checks begin
1400 GloPac all-hands meeting in the large mezzanine conference room (upstairs in the hangar)

Friday, 12 March 2010

The rest of the instrument teams arrive at NASA Dryden
Ku communications work on the aircraft will take place on the ramp
Instrument integration onto the pallets will continue

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Global Hawk test flight #8 - 14 hr, in-range flight to test Iridiums
Scheduled Take-off 0645, ETA ~2100 PST
Debrief TBD Friday, 12 March

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The ACAM and UCATS teams will arrive at NASA Dryden for integration

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The Global Hawk test flight #8 scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to Thursday due to forecasted high winds
MTP team arrived at NASA Dryden for integration

Monday, 8 March 2010

FCAS,NMASS, and UHSAS Instrument teams arrived at NASA Dryden to begin integration

Last Updated: Saturday, May 1, 2010 / 08:28