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B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC 06/02/21

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Flight Number: 
Activate Flight 67/68 (Researcher #76/77) (Update each flight)
Payload Configuration: 
HSRL II/RSP
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
6.5 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KLFITo:klfi
Start:06/02/21 08:30 Z Finish:06/02/21 11:56 Z
Flight Time:3.4 hours
Log Number:21B005PI:Armin Sorooshian
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Earth Venture Suborbital-3 Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Science flights for the UC-12 in support of ACTIVATE, conducted cooperatively with the HU-25. Two flight day. Departed Rwy 08, VFR departure direct to ECG at FL270. Planned route ECG-OXANA-3445N07100W-OXANA-ECG-LFI. Lat/Lon point changed to 3245N07545W in route to OXANA. Stayed at FL270 due to high cirrus and weather between ECG and OXANA. Winds were out of the southwest at ~20-30kts at altitude. Aircraft geolocation with HU-25 was generally within ~13 NM throughout the flight. Started descent out of FL270 60 NM east of ECG due to weather. Four dropsonds were released (OXANA, 3245N07545W, midpoint, and 12 NM from coastline. All objectives were achieved with no aircraft discrepancies noted. Crew was Coldsnow, Sandeen, and Harper. Clouds and convective buildup from ECG to OXANA caused minor excursions into clouds and the HSRL to be shuttered to avoid moisture, but otherwise appeared to be a good flight for data collection, especially beyond OXANA.
From:klfiTo:klfi
Start:06/02/21 13:24 Z Finish:06/02/21 16:31 Z
Flight Time:3.1 hours
Log Number:21B005PI:Armin Sorooshian
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Earth Venture Suborbital-3 Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Dual aircraft process study sampling flight. Route KLFI ECG DOUGS followed by entry into W-122 4,5,6,7 at FL280. After delay of approximately 1.5 hours, returned via same route. Encountered clouds during transit periods, multiple broken to overcast layers, but weather in the area was clear. Performed the process study sampling pattern for the UC-12 around a cloud formation, with legs as defined in the diagram. Due to the cloud moving Northwest 20 nm/hr (potentially more), encountered significant movement between legs, distorting the actual flight profile flown. Attempted to compensate by continuing to target the center of the cloud mass while still distributing dropsondes around the perimeter in an organized manner (all 12 dropsondes released, 2 at center). As with morning flight, winds were generally out of southwest 20-30 knots. All objectives were achieved with no aircraft discrepancies noted. Crew was Coldsnow, Sandeen, Shingler and Seaman.
Flight Hour Summary: 
21B005
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS200
Total Used180
Total Remaining20
21B005 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
01/20/21Activate Flight 33Science33197600
01/29/21Activate Flight 34Science36194700
02/03/21Activate Flight 35Science3.39.3190.7700
02/10/21Activate Flight 36Science3.713187670
02/20/21Activate Flight 37 (Researcher #46)Science3.316.3183.7600
02/21/21Activate Flight 38 (Researcher #47)Science420.3179.7650
03/04/21Activate Flight 39 (Researcher #48)Science3.123.4176.6620
03/05/21Activate Flight 40 (Researcher #49)Science3.526.9173.1706
03/05/21Activate Flight 41(Researcher #50)Science3.330.2169.8650
03/08/21Activate Flight 42(Researcher #51)Science3.333.5166.5680
03/09/21Activate Flight 43(Researcher #52)Science3.436.9163.1708
03/12/21Activate Flight 44/45(Researcher #53/54)Science3.440.3159.7700
03/12/21Activate Flight 44/45(Researcher #53/54)Science3.543.8156.2700
03/20/21Activate Flight 46 (Researcher #55)Science3.447.2152.8705
03/23/21Activate Flight 47 (Researcher #56)Science4.151.3148.7704
03/29/21Activate Flight 48 (Researcher #57) (Update each flight)Science3.955.2144.8767
03/30/21Activate Flight 49 (Researcher #58) (Update each flight)Science3.458.6141.4712
03/30/21Activate Flight 50 (Researcher #59) (Update each flight)Science3.662.2137.8797
04/02/21Activate Flight 51 (Researcher #60) (Update each flight)Science2.664.8135.2710
04/02/21Activate Flight 51 (Researcher #61) (Update each flight)Science4.769.5130.5710
05/12/21Activate Flight 52 (Researcher ICF) (Update each flight)Science1.370.8129.2250
05/13/21Activate Flight 53 (Researcher #62) (Update each flight)Science3.774.5125.50
05/14/21Activate Flight 54/55 (Researcher #63/64) (Update each flight)Science3.778.2121.8730
05/14/21Activate Flight 54/55 (Researcher #63/64) (Update each flight)Science3.581.7118.3720
05/15/21Activate Flight 56 (Researcher #65) (Update each flight)Science3.585.2114.80
05/18/21Activate Flight 57 (Researcher #66) (Update each flight)Science3.688.8111.2720
05/19/21Activate Flight 58 (Researcher #67) (Update each flight)Science3.492.2107.8710
05/19/21Activate Flight 59 (Researcher #68) (Update each flight)Science3.495.6104.4720
05/20/21Activate Flight 60 (Researcher #69) (Update each flight)Science3.899.4100.6710
05/21/21Activate Flight 61 (Researcher #70) (Update each flight)Science3.610397750
05/21/21Activate Flight 62 (Researcher #71) (Update each flight)Science3.3106.393.7710
05/25/21Activate Flight 63 (Researcher #72) (Update each flight)Science3.4109.790.3713
05/26/21Activate Flight 64/65 (Researcher #73/74) (Update each flight)Science3.311387700
05/26/21Activate Flight 64/65 (Researcher #73/74) (Update each flight)Science3.3116.383.7722
06/01/21Activate Flight 66 (Researcher #75) (Update each flight)Science3.6119.980.1710
06/02/21Activate Flight 67/68 (Researcher #76/77) (Update each flight)Science3.4123.376.70
06/02/21Activate Flight 67/68 (Researcher #76/77) (Update each flight)Science3.1126.473.60
06/05/21Activate Flight 69 (Researcher #78) (Update each flight)Science3.4129.870.2726
06/07/21Activate Flight 70/71 (Researcher #79/80) (Update each flight)Science3.5133.366.7720
06/07/21Activate Flight 70/71 (Researcher #79/80) (Update each flight)Science2.9136.263.8690
06/08/21Activate Flight 72/73 (Researcher #81/82) (Update each flight)Science3.3139.560.5720
06/08/21Activate Flight 72/73 (Researcher #81/82) (Update each flight)Science3.6143.156.9720
06/15/21Activate Flight 74 (Researcher #83) (Update each flight)Science3.2146.353.7680
06/16/21Activate Flight 75 (Researcher #84) (Update each flight)Science3.715050690
06/17/21Activate Flight 76 (Researcher #85) (Update each flight)Science315347600
06/22/21Activate Flight 77 (Researcher #86) (Update each flight)Science3.3156.343.7690
06/24/21Activate Flight 78 (Researcher #87) (Update each flight)Science3.5159.840.2690
06/26/21Activate Flight 79/80 (Researcher #88/89) (Update each flight)Science3.4163.236.8690
06/26/21Activate Flight 79/80 (Researcher #88/89) (Update each flight)Science3.4166.633.4680
06/28/21Activate Flight 81 (Researcher #90) (Update each flight)Science3.3169.930.1690
06/29/21Activate Flight 82 (Researcher #91) (Update each flight)Science3.3173.226.8687
06/30/21Activate Flight 83/84 (Researcher #92/93) (Update each flight)Science3.4176.623.4685
06/30/21Activate Flight 83/84 (Researcher #92/93) (Update each flight)Science3.418020680

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