Other: GV 09/22/15

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Aircraft: 
Other: GV - 15M046
Flight Number: 
7
Payload Configuration: 
OIB-2015
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
10.5 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:SCCITo:SCCI
Start:09/22/15 13:02 Z Finish:09/22/15 23:24 Z
Flight Time:10.5 hours
Log Number:15M046PI:John Woods
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:RF01 Antarctic research flight, Thwaites area. Take off was delayed by one hour due to frost accumulation on the GV wings and tail, caused by unusually calm conditions: there was literally no wind in the morning. All instruments performed well, good data collection. No issues with the aircraft.
Flight Hour Summary: 
15M04616M026
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS18015
Flight Hours Previously Approved 109.5
Total Used62.7148.1
Total Remaining -23.6
16M026 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/01/1511Science1.81.8122.7
10/03/1512Science10.812.6111.9
10/05/1513Science1123.6100.9
10/07/1514Science10.333.990.6
10/10/1515Science10.544.480.1
10/12/1516Science10.855.269.3
10/14/15 - 10/15/1517Science9.364.560
10/17/1517Science11.876.348.2
10/19/1518Other2.278.546
10/20/1519Science10.889.335.2
10/22/1520Science10.9100.224.3
10/25/1521Science10.2110.414.1
10/27/15 - 10/28/1522Science11.1121.53
10/29/1523Science10131.5-7
10/31/1524Other2.2133.7-9.2
11/01/1525Other5.1138.8-14.3
11/02/15 - 11/03/1526Other9.3148.1-23.6
15M046 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
09/10/151Check44176
09/11/152Check2.86.8173.2
09/11/15 - 09/12/153Check1.78.5171.5
09/17/154Check3.712.2167.8
09/18/155Transit2.114.3165.7
09/18/15 - 09/19/155Transit7.822.1157.9
09/19/156Transit6.728.8151.2
09/22/157Science10.539.3140.7
09/24/158Science1150.3129.7
09/26/159Science9.860.1119.9
09/29/1510Science10.470.5109.5

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Related Science Report: 

OIB - Other: GV 09/22/15 Science Report

Mission: 
OIB
Mission Summary: 

OIB Antarctica 2015 Sea and land Ice, Science Flight1 9/22/15

LVIS and DMS  on the GV.

Target Area: Thwaites-Smith-Kohler  (TSK) glaciers, with sea ice and land ice data collected en route

LVIS and DMS data collected en route to TSK area over sea ice with good coverage from ~S66.5.
Return data collection from TSK area back to Punta Arenas substantially more patchy, but data still collected.

Land ice data collected from Abbott area to TSK and back with final coverage of ~99%. In TSK region, eight grid lines surveyed, repeating and widening previous OIB data swaths.  Data from glaciers on mainland Chile also recorded, including center line swath along Garibaldi glacier.

Calibration manuevers performed during flight and prior to landing at Punta Arenas.

All instruments operated normally.

Data collected:
DMS - 13G
LVIS - 200G