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ER-2 #809 09/09/12 - 09/10/12

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Flight Number: 
12-9016
Payload Configuration: 
MABEL, CATS, CPL
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
5.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:WFFTo:WFF
Start:09/09/12 19:54 Z Finish:09/10/12 01:39 Z
Flight Time:5.7 hours
Log Number:122034PI:william cook
Funding Source:Thorsten Markus - NASA - SMD - ESD ICESat-2 Project Scientist
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:The first science flight launched with the intent of collecting deciduous forest biomass measurements over the southeast U.S. Throughout the flight the pilot observed intermittent MABEL fail lights however NASDAT telemetry appeared nominal. The start up sequence was cycled but without positive effect. Data acquisition was aborted approximately four hours into the flight and the aircraft recalled to base. Plan for tomorrow is to be prepared to fly.
Flight Hour Summary: 
122034
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS47
Total Used53.1
Total Remaining-6.1
122034 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
09/06/1212-9014Check1146
09/07/1212-9015Transit8.19.137.9
09/09/12 - 09/10/1212-9016Science5.714.832.2
09/11/1212-9017Science1.716.530.5
09/14/12 - 09/15/1212-9018Science5.722.224.8
09/15/1212-9019Science3.725.921.1
09/19/12 - 09/20/1212-9021Transit8.834.712.3
09/20/12 - 09/21/1212-9022Science5.840.56.5
09/21/12 - 09/22/1212-9023Science4.845.31.7
09/27/1212-9026Science3.849.1-2.1
09/28/1212-9027Science453.1-6.1

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