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B200 - LARC 07/29/21

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Flight Number: 
SLAP LIASE research flight #9
Payload Configuration: 
SLAP
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
4.1 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:levcTo:LEVC
Start:07/29/21 05:58 Z Finish:07/29/21 10:05 Z
Flight Time:4.1 hours
Log Number:21B004PI:Edward Kim
Funding Source:Jared Entin - NASA - SMD - ESD Hydrology Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:678 miles
Comments:SLAP LIASE final research flight in Spain. Flown as planned with initial overflight of the Valencia Anchor Station. Lines in Llieda area were the mid altitude lines flown in order from Southwest to Northeast with SLAP radar active. Following planned science objective, proceeded to an opportune overflight of a recent forest fire crossing the ridgeline first followed by a parallel pass with radar pointed right of plane with plane flying left of fire location.
Flight Hour Summary: 
21B004
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS95.8
Total Used78.1
Total Remaining17.7
21B004 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
06/28/21SLAP Ferry #1Ferry4.84.8910
06/28/21SLAP Ferry #1Ferry59.8860
06/29/21SLAP Ferry #2Ferry3.313.182.70
07/08/21ICF#1Science215.180.7292
07/11/21SLAP ferry #3/#4Ferry3.818.976.9620
07/11/21SLAP ferry #3/#4Science2.821.774.1540
07/15/21SLAP LIASE research flight #1Science3.425.170.7560
07/16/21SLAP LIASE research flight #2Science3.828.966.9530
07/17/21SLAP LIASE research flight #3Science3.432.363.5550
07/24/21SLAP LIASE research flight #4 & #5Science436.359.5540
07/24/21SLAP LIASE research flight #4 & #5Science440.355.5540
07/25/21SLAP LIASE research flight #6Science3.844.151.7530
07/27/21SLAP LIASE research flight #7Science3.847.947.9640
07/28/21SLAP LIASE research flight #8Science4.15243.8655
07/29/21SLAP LIASE research flight #9Science4.156.139.7678
08/06/21SLAP ferry #5/#6Transit2.95936.8412
08/06/21SLAP ferry #5/#6Transit3.262.233.6589
08/09/21SLAP ferry #7Ferry3.966.129.7799
08/10/21SLAP ferry #8/#9Ferry2.96926.8649
08/10/21SLAP ferry #8/#9Ferry3.772.723.1674
08/11/21SLAP ferry #10/#11Ferry2.875.520.3607
08/11/21SLAP ferry #10/#11Ferry2.678.117.7575

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Related Science Report: 

B200 - LARC 07/29/21 Science Report

Mission Summary: 
Thurday, July 29th was the ninthe and the last flight of the LIAISE campaign. SLAP was flown on mid-altitude mapping line. At this altitude, SLAP was at both passive (raiometer) and active (radar) mode during.
At the beginning of the flight, a few minutes after taking off, the Valencia Anchor Station was also scanned by SLAP for only one line.
 
Three days before the flight date, there was natural fire 120 mile east of the target area. the fire happened after the heavy rain on Monday, SLAP was flown above the fire area slightly on its left side. So, the antenna was locked to the right during the whole scaninng of the fire zone.


On the way back from the target area to Valencia airport, was calibration was also performed at 5500ft altitude. At this part, radar was also utilized.
Images: 

Flight line above the target area and fire