DC-8 08/20/14

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
ASCENDS 2014 instruments
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
5.4 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:08/20/14 16:49 Z Finish:08/20/14 22:13 Z
Flight Time:5.4 hours
Log Number:148004PI:James Abshire
Funding Source:Ken Jucks - NASA - SMD - ESD Upper Atmosphere Research Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Purpose of Flight CO2 & O2 LIDAR Development Flights – Northern California Forests Flight Aircraft Status Airworthy Sensor Status MFLL, CO2/O2 Sounder, LAS, AVOCET, Piccaro all operated. ARMAS flew as piggyback instrument under FR148006. Significant Issues None Accomplishments Takeoff at 232 16 49 55 Land at 232 22 13 51 This was the flight to Hoopa, California to overfly forested areas. Transited from Palmdale to over fly Rogers Dry Lake at FL160 @ 1707Z. Transit to KMER to fly low approach to cross airfield at ~180ft from south to north. Transit from KMER to Hoopa at FL160; over fly Hoopa at 1841Z at FL160. Fly north/south ground track over flying Hoopa at FL350. Transit back to Hoopa at FL350 and start descending spiral at 1949Z. Descend to ~2000 ft agl at 2019Z and then transit south climbing to FL170 and overflying Rogers Dry Lake at 2147Z. Transit to north of KPMD to fly west to east calibration track at FL170. Land KPMD. Planned events Fly OCO satellite under flight mission on 8/22.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS45
Total Used43.6
Total Remaining1.4
148004 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
08/22/14 - 08/23/14140304Science817.627.4
08/25/14 - 08/26/14140305Science10.528.116.9
08/28/14 - 08/29/14140306Science4.132.212.8

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