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HU-25C Falcon 09/17/13

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Flight Number: 
GEO TASO Research Flight #4
Payload Configuration: 
Goddard Ball Spectrometer
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
2.1 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:09/17/13 13:32 Z Finish:09/17/13 15:36 Z
Flight Time:2.1 hours
Log Number:13F001PI:James Leitch
Funding Source:Parminder Ghuman - NASA - SMD - ESD ESTO - IIP Program Manager
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Mission Objective was to fly coincidental flight paths with the B-200 over the GEO-CAPE boat mission. King Air flew FL280 while Falcon flew at 15,500’ MSL mostly following the same path. We skipped over PT5 and caught it on the back side of an orbit path while the King Air zig-zagged over to PT5 on each run and reversed course on each run. Falcon completed 3 passes over the boat locations, and the boat intended to be at PT2 from 0900-1000 which corresponded to most of our time over target. After the second pass, the Falcon approached PT2 (boat location) into the sun at HDG 095 and then orthogonally at HDG 193 at approximately 0945 CDT. Weather conditions were cloud free at altitude, occasional high cirrus (<10%) above and scattered clouds over water (3-6Kft) with maybe 30% coverage. It was noted there was about 50% low cloud coverage when near PT2.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS28
Total Used31.9
Total Remaining-3.9
13F001 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
07/16/13GEO TASO ICF 1Science2.72.725.3
07/18/13GEO TASO Engineering Check Flight 2Science2.85.522.5
07/19/13GEO TASO Engineering Check Flight 3Science2.98.419.6
09/12/13GEO TASO Deployment FlightScience3.211.616.4
09/13/13GEO TASO Research Flight #1Science3.314.913.1
09/14/13GEO TASO Research Flight #2Science317.910.1
09/16/13GEO TASO Research Flight #3Science3.521.46.6
09/17/13GEO TASO Research Flight #4Science2.123.54.5
09/18/13GEO TASO Research Flight #5Science3.326.81.2
09/24/13GEO TASO Return Flight #1Science2.429.2-1.2
09/24/13GEO TASO Return Flight #2Science2.731.9-3.9

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