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ER-2 #809 08/01/13

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Flight Number: 
13-9048
Payload Configuration: 
SEAC4RS
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
3 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:PMDTo:PMD
Date:08/01/13
Flight Time:3 hours
Log Number:132301PI:Kent Shiffer
Funding Source:Hal Maring - NASA - SMD - ESD Radiation Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Check
Comments:This was the first instrument check flight for the SEAC4RS configuration. It was also the first flight for the newly installed Inmarsat antenna. For the most part, instruments worked well and science teams are evaluating data. ALIAS-CO did not record data - troubleshooting underway. Inmarsat had a few problems which are being investigated.
Flight Hour Summary: 
132301
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS166
Total Used164.6
Total Remaining1.4
132301 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
08/01/1313-9048Check33163
08/02/13 - 08/03/1313-9049Science6.59.5156.5
08/06/13 - 08/07/1313-9050Science8.417.9148.1
08/08/1313-9051Science7.225.1140.9
08/12/1313-9052Science7.933133
08/14/1313-9053Science639127
08/16/1313-9054Science7.846.8119.2
08/19/1313-9055Science8.154.9111.1
08/21/1313-9056Science7.362.2103.8
08/23/1313-9057Science7.769.996.1
08/27/1313-9058Science7.277.188.9
08/30/1313-9059Science7.484.581.5
09/02/1313-9060Science8.292.773.3
09/04/1313-9061Science8.4101.164.9
09/06/13 - 09/07/1313-9062Science8109.156.9
09/09/13 - 09/10/1313-9063Science8.1117.248.8
09/11/13 - 09/12/1313-9064Science7.6124.841.2
09/13/1313-9065Science8132.833.2
09/16/1313-9066Science8140.825.2
09/18/1313-9067Science7.9148.717.3
09/22/1313-9068Science8.1156.89.2
09/23/1313-9069Science7.8164.61.4

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SEAC4RS - ER-2 #809 08/01/13 Science Report

Mission: 
SEAC4RS
Mission Summary: 

SEAC4RS Test flight #1

Prepared by: Jens Redemann (Jens.Redemann-1@nasa.gov)

Purpose of flight: Quick instrument and aircraft check flight, 3 x 150km leg at 65kft for polarimeters (leg WP6->WP7 coordinated with Aqua overpass), 1 x 150km leg at 45kft for testing in situ instrument performance (see flight plans below).

Take-off: 14:25 local (Pacific DST) (UTC start = 21:25, UTC end = 00:25 Aug 2)

Duration: 3.0 hrs

Notes: Take-off delayed by ~2hrs due to aircraft mechanical issue; fixed on the runway. Actual flight track very similar to plan. Debrief: Some minor issues with INMARSAT link during flight. Recycled power three times. Last recycle successful. All instruments appear to have worked nominally as far as in-flight and quick-look analyses showed. No aircraft issues. Aircraft ready to go for Friday morning test flight #2.

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