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Global Hawk #871 09/03/13 - 09/04/13

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
HS3 - TN871 2013 config
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
23.2 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:09/03/13 11:29 Z Finish:09/04/13 10:38 Z
Flight Time:23.2 hours
Log Number:13H010PI:Marilyn Vasques
Funding Source:Hal Maring - NASA - SMD - ESD Radiation Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:This marked the first takeoff of TN872 from WFF and first science mission from WFF. The targets were P25L and P30L. The fuel burn rate was higher than expected during the flight and the aircraft returned to the coast of Virginia early. In the end, the total flight time was only about 30 minutes shorter than originally planned.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS459.1
Total Used272.4
Total Remaining186.7
13H010 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
08/20/13 - 08/21/13872-0113Science25.155.7403.4
08/24/13 - 08/25/13872-0114Science24.680.3378.8
08/29/13 - 08/30/13872-0115Science22.6102.9356.2
09/03/13 - 09/04/13871-0089Science23.2126.1333
09/04/13 - 09/05/13872-0116Science22.9149310.1
09/07/13 - 09/08/13872-0117Science23.2172.2286.9
09/15/13 - 09/16/13871-0091Science22.9199.7259.4
09/16/13 - 09/17/13872-0118Science20.6220.3238.8
09/19/13 - 09/20/13872-0119Science22.7247.5211.6
09/25/13 - 09/26/13871-0093Science15.1262.6196.5

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Related Science Report: 

HS3 - Global Hawk #871 09/03/13 - 09/04/13 Science Report

Mission Summary: 

AV-1 flight into precursor of Tropical Storm Gabrielle