DC-8 - AFRC 04/17/19 - 04/18/19

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Flight Number: 
1320
Payload Configuration: 
DAWN, HALO, YES Dropsondes, POS AV, DACOM, DLH
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
9.5 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KPMDTo:KPMD
Start:04/17/19 22:07 Z Finish:04/18/19 07:34 Z
Flight Time:9.5 hours
Log Number:198008
Funding Source:Jack Kaye - NASA - SMD - ESD Director Research and Analysis
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:This was both an instrument checkout flight and the first science flight for the ESA Aeolus satellite validation/calibration campaign. The flight departed about 12 minutes early so a leg was added to correct the timing for the satellite overpass. Nine dropsondes were launched along the satellite track and a tenth after making the turn for the homebound flight segment. HALO, DACOM, and DLH reported nominal instrument performance and all ten dropsondes return data. DAWN and POS AV reported postion location anomalies.
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Flight Hour Summary: 
198008
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS43
Total Used44.6
Total Remaining-1.6
198008 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
04/17/19 - 04/18/191320Science9.59.533.50
04/22/19 - 04/23/191321Science7.116.626.40
04/25/19 - 04/26/191322Science1026.616.40
04/27/19 - 04/28/191323Science10.136.76.34398
04/29/19 - 04/30/191324Science7.944.6-1.60

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