DC-8 07/12/16

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Flight Number: 
1114
Payload Configuration: 
ATom-1 Configuration
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Archive Data: 
20160712 (41 archive (plain-text) files; 3 binary files; 1 image file)
Total Flight Time: 
3.9 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KPMDTo:KPMD
Start:07/12/16 18:41 Z Finish:07/12/16 22:33 Z
Flight Time:3.9 hours
Log Number:168002PI:Steven Wofsy
Funding Source:Jennifer Olson - NASA - SMD - ESD - ESSP Mission Manager
Purpose of Flight:Check
Comments:Good flight. This was the first science instrument check flight for the ATom-1 configuration. All science objectives were met. Unknown low-level vibration was experienced (like on the shake flight) at higher altitudes and Mach numbers. Satcom for data upload/download was not working well today. Flight included 3 vertical profiles, MMS maneuver, and some extended time at low altitude over the ocean including sampling above an below a low thin cloud "deck". Variations to flight speed were investigated as were variations in descent rates. A number of instruments started out hot, but recovered and worked well as they cooled down during the flight. Aircraft and instruments returned in good shape.
Flight Hour Summary: 
168002
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS104.1
Total Used107.5
Total Remaining-3.4
168002 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
07/11/161113Check1.51.5102.6
07/12/161114Check3.95.498.7
07/18/161116Check1.46.897.3
07/19/161117Check1.17.996.2
07/20/161118Check18.995.2
07/26/16 - 07/27/161119Check6.515.488.7
07/28/161120Check0.816.287.9
07/29/161121Science9.425.678.5
08/01/16 - 08/02/161122Science10.235.868.3
08/03/16 - 08/04/161123Science7.343.161
08/06/16 - 08/07/161124Science8.651.752.4
08/08/16 - 08/09/161125Science6.658.345.8
08/12/16 - 08/13/161126Science10.668.935.2
08/15/161127Science9.478.325.8
08/17/161128Science8.586.817.3
08/20/161129Science9.896.67.5
08/22/161130Science6102.61.5
08/23/161131Science4.9107.5-3.4

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