DC-8 07/27/17 - 07/28/17

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
ASCENDS Payload: CO₂ Sounder, Picarro, ACES, AVOCET, DACOM, DLH, DLH-X, CO₂ 7000
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
9.4 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:07/27/17 16:01 Z Finish:07/28/17 01:24 Z
Flight Time:9.4 hours
Log Number:178007PI:James Abshire
Funding Source:Ken Jucks - NASA - SMD - ESD Upper Atmosphere Research Program
Purpose of Flight:Transit
Comments:Transit from KPMD to PAFA. The flight was replanned farther to the east in a response to cloud conditions along the original route. All of the instruments except for the two lidars are in situ measurements and intended to provide validation of the two lidars during spiral descents along the way. Spiral descents were made at Grand Island, NE, Minot, ND, Loon River, Alberta, and Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Canada. The flight recovered in Fairbanks and all instruments reported satisfactory performance.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS60
Total Used56.1
Total Remaining3.9
178007 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
07/20/17 - 07/21/171208Science4.35.254.8
07/21/17 - 07/22/171209Science5.610.849.2
07/27/17 - 07/28/171211Transit9.420.239.8
07/31/17 - 08/01/171212Science7.928.131.9
08/08/17 - 08/09/171216Transit8.356.13.9

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