Global Hawk #872 11/05/11 - 11/06/11

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Flight Number: 
Payload Configuration: 
ATTREX - 2011 config
Nav Data Collected: 
Archive Data: 
20111105 (13 archive (plain-text) files; 2 image files)
Total Flight Time: 
16.5 hours
Originally submitted by Chris Naftel on November 22, 2011 in the old format.
Flight Segments: 
Start:11/05/11 16:30 Z Finish:11/06/11 08:01 Z
Flight Time:16.5 hours
Log Number:12H001PI:Eric Jensen
Funding Source:Hal Maring - NASA - SMD - ESD Radiation Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Phil Hall, Tom Miller (PIC), Hernan Posada, Mark Stubben (Co-Pilot), Robert Rivera, Chris Naftel (MD) – Comments from Eric Jensen upon completion of the flight: There were a number of setbacks during this flight (related to weather and weather forecasts in the EAFB complex), ultimately resulting in a much shorter flight than planned. However, we did obtain useful science and engineering data, including multiple profiles in the deep tropics, sampling of very cold air, sampling of thin cirrus near the cold point tropopause, and an extended cold soak to evaluate the fuel temperature evolution. Instruments on the aircraft (including AWAS and CPL) generally performed well.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS87
Total Used70.9
Total Remaining16.1
12H001 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/28/11 - 10/29/11872-0083Science21.430.9756.03
11/05/11 - 11/06/11872-0084Science16.547.4739.53
11/09/11 - 11/10/11872-0085Science23.470.8716.13

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Related Science Report: 

ATTREX - Global Hawk #872 11/05/11 Science Report

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This is an old format science report that was automatically transferred in its original format.