Global Hawk #871 09/17/13

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Flight Number: 
871-0092
Payload Configuration: 
HS3 - TN871 2013 config
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
4.5 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:WFFTo:WFF
Start:09/17/13 14:00 Z Finish:09/17/13 18:30 Z
Flight Time:4.5 hours
Log Number:13H010PI:Marilyn Vasques
Funding Source:Hal Maring - NASA - SMD - ESD Radiation Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:About 2 hours into the flight, one of four navigation units failed and a return to base was executed per the action called out in the Flight Operations Manual.
Flight Hour Summary: 
13H010
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
08/01/13872-0111Check55454.1
08/08/13871-0087Check4.69.6449.5
08/14/13871-0088Ferry10.820.4438.7
08/16/13872-0112Ferry10.230.6428.5
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
09/10/13871-0090Science4.6176.8282.3
09/15/13 - 09/16/13871-0091Science22.9199.7259.4
09/16/13 - 09/17/13872-0118Science20.6220.3238.8
09/17/13871-0092Science4.5224.8234.3
09/19/13 - 09/20/13872-0119Science22.7247.5211.6
09/25/13 - 09/26/13871-0093Science15.1262.6196.5
09/26/13872-0120Ferry9.8272.4186.7

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Related Science Report: 

HS3 - Global Hawk #871 09/17/13 Science Report

Mission: 
HS3
Mission Summary: 

This AV-1 flight would have sampled convection in Tropical Storm Humberto as a follow-up to a successful AV-6 flight to the storm the day before. However, during flight, one of the navigation units appeared to fail, as well as an altimeter, so the aircraft returned to WFF before reaching Humberto.