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B200 (#801) - AFRC 05/10/21 - 05/11/21

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Flight Number: 
3215
Payload Configuration: 
S-MODE
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
3.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KEDWTo:KEDW
Start:05/10/21 20:20 Z Finish:05/11/21 00:05 Z
Flight Time:3.7 hours
Log Number:21B002PI:John Farrar
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Earth Venture Suborbital-3 Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Good flight, all science collected
Flight Hour Summary: 
21B002
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS25
Total Used25
Total Remaining0
21B002 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
05/03/213209Science1.11.123.90
05/03/21 - 05/04/213210Science5.16.218.80
05/04/213211Transit0.76.918.10
05/05/213212Science1.88.716.30
05/07/21 - 05/08/213213Science5.314110
05/08/213214Transit0.514.510.50
05/10/21 - 05/11/213215Science3.718.26.80
05/18/21 - 05/19/213216Science3.721.93.10
05/19/213217Science3.125-00

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Related Science Report: 

S-MODE - B200 (#801) - AFRC 05/10/21 Science Report

Mission: 
S-MODE
Mission Summary: 
 
The initial plan was to collect airborne data over the ONR TFO site. However, the region was covered by a heavy marine layer and observations at the R/V Revelle showed that operations below the cloud deck were unlikely due to a solid cloud deck. In the meantime, the situation over the Catalina Island site had improved significantly over the morning and at 11 am it was decided to attempt to collect data over the WHOI wave glider between Catalina and San Clemente Islands. AFRC and the TOI team rose to the challenge of the sudden change and procured airspace, including operations in a warning area. Data collections started at around 2 pm and continued to before 4 pm, when the cloud deck dropped, as did the wind speed, and the aircraft returned home. DopplerScatt collected about 2 hours of good data, while MASS collected good data for about 1 hour. Due to the cloud conditions, MOSES was unable to collect useful data. The team is evaluating the possibilities for additional data collections given the prospect of low winds and clouds for most of the week.