ATom - DC-8 04/24/18 Science Report

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Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Mission: 
ATom
Mission Location: 
Palmdale, CA
Mission Summary: 

ATom-4 SF#1 Science Report: Flight from Palmdale, CA to the equator.

Related Flight Report: 

DC-8 04/24/18 - 04/25/18

Flight Number: 
1253
Payload Configuration: 
ATom-4 configuration - AMP, AO2, ARMAS, ATHOS, CANOE, CAFS, CAPS, CIT-CIMS, DLH, DLH-X, GT-CIMS, HR-AMS, ISAF, Medusa, MMS, NOAA-CIMS, NOyO3, PALMS, PANTHER, PFP, Picarro, QCLS, SAGA, SO2, SOAP, SP2, TOGA, UCATS, WAS
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
9.5 hours
Archive Data: 
20180424 (5 binary files; 83 archive (plain-text) files)
Flight Segments: 
From:KPMDTo:KPMD
Start:04/24/18 14:45 Z Finish:04/25/18 00:15 Z
Flight Time:9.5 hours
Log Number:188004PI:Steven Wofsy
Funding Source:Jennifer Olson - NASA - SMD - ESD - ESSP Mission Manager
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:ATom-4 science flight RF01. Southbound almost to the equator & back. Successfully completed the four planned vertical profiles. The aircraft HF and Controller Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) systems both struggled on this flight which resulted in us not getting as far South as planned. However, a successful flight from the science perspective. AFRC will be troubleshooting the HF and CPDLC systems. Other than that, the airplane performed well. Science instruments performed well.
Flight Hour Summary: 
188004
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS122.2
Total Used133.2
Total Remaining-11
188004 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
04/06/181249Check3.63.6118.6
04/10/18 - 04/11/181251Check58.6113.6
04/13/18 - 04/14/181252Check7.916.5105.7
04/24/18 - 04/25/181253Science9.52696.2
04/26/181254Check2.128.194.1
04/27/18 - 04/28/181255Science10.338.483.8
04/29/18 - 04/30/181256Science8.146.575.7
05/01/18 - 05/02/181257Science8.254.767.5
05/03/18 - 05/04/181258Science7.962.659.6
05/06/18 - 05/07/181259Science10.272.849.4
05/09/181260Science10.783.538.7
05/12/181261Science1093.528.7
05/14/181262Science9.4102.919.3
05/17/181263Science9.7112.69.6
05/18/181264Science3.2115.86.4
05/19/18 - 05/20/181265Science10.6126.4-4.2
05/21/181266Science6.8133.2-11

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