DC-8 08/28/14 - 08/29/14

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
ASCENDS 2014 instruments
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
4.1 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:08/28/14 20:15 Z Finish:08/29/14 00:22 Z
Flight Time:4.1 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 – OCO Overpass Science Flt #4 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 239 15 20 Land at 240 00 22 Takeoff from KPMD climb to FL340. Cross KMER at 2112Z with OCO satellite overflight. Start spiral descent at 2112Z around KMER and complete spiral at 2141Z. Perform low approach at KMER to 50 ft agl at 2145Z. Climb to FL190 and proceed north to Mt. Shasta Area. Reverse course at 2233Z and climb to FL350 headed south along same ground track. At 2317Z start descent to FL200 leveling at 2326Z. Return to land KPMD. Planned events: Fly 2nd mission to West Branch Iowa on 9/2.
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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