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DC-8 06/27/13 - 06/28/13

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
IRIS Launch Telemetry Support
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
7.9 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:06/27/13 22:19 Z Finish:06/28/13 06:14 Z
Flight Time:7.9 hours
Log Number:138001 - Completed as of this flight.PI:Nathan Wood
Funding Source:Nathan Wood - NASA - KSC Launch Services Program Flight Ops Mgr
Purpose of Flight:Other
Comments:IRIS Launch Telemetry Support Mission flight Mission Instruments: Raytheon KTech telemetry equipment, YES dropsondes & signal receiving equipment, ARMAS, Raytheon telemetry equipment tracked launch vehicle telemetry signal but telemetry equipment was not able to decipher data stream. Took up heading of 290 true at time 0220 UTC, rocket launched at 0226 UTC, started picking up TM signal about three minutes into rocket flight, & tracked TM signal until satellite crossed horizon to the south of DC-8 track. YES dropped 9 sounds; 1 dummy mass balanced sonde, 4 slow speed & 4 high speed descent sondes. All sondes released at FL400 and indicated airspeed of ~250kts. One sonde failed on launch. Both HDSS & ARMAS were not powered up until after completing the telemetry mission. ARMAS collected data during second half of mission. Mission takeoff time: 178:22:19:08 Mission landing time: 179:06:14:28
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS9
Total Used7.9
Total Remaining1.1
138001 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
06/27/13 - 06/28/13130501Other7.97.91.1

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