P-3 Orion 11/03/17

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Flight Number: 
OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #3
Payload Configuration: 
OIB - Ushuaia 2018
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
9 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:11/03/17 12:38 Z Finish:11/03/17 21:36 Z
Flight Time:9 hours
Log Number:18P006PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:OIB flew the baseline priority South Peninsula B mission today
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS151
Total Used156
Total Remaining-5
18P006 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
10/17/17OIB - Airworthiness Test FlightCheck1.11.1149.9
10/18/17OIB - Project Test FlightCheck3.54.6146.4
10/19/17OIB PTF - RadarCheck4.59.1141.9
10/23/17OIB - Transit leg #1Transit7.116.2134.8
10/24/17OIB - Transit leg #2Transit6.522.7128.3
10/25/17OIB - Transit leg #3Transit729.7121.3
10/29/17 - 10/30/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #1Science9.739.4111.6
10/31/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #2Science8.948.3102.7
11/03/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #3Science957.393.7
11/04/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #4Science9.366.684.4
11/12/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #5Science9.576.174.9
11/14/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #6Science9.885.965.1
11/16/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #7Science9.19556
11/21/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #8Science9.4104.446.6
11/22/17 - 11/23/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #9Science9.9114.336.7
11/24/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #10Science9.6123.927.1
11/25/17 - 11/26/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #11Science9.5133.417.6
11/27/17OIB-Ushuaia SAWH-SCDA Transit FlightTransit7140.410.6
11/28/17OIB-Ushuaia SCDA-MROC Transit FlightTransit7147.43.6
11/29/17OIB-Ushuaia MROC-KNGU Transit FlightTransit6.3153.7-2.7
11/29/17OIB-Ushuaia KNGU-KWAL Transit FlightTransit0.8154.5-3.5
12/04/17OIB-Post Mission Calibration FlightScience1.5156-5

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Related Science Report: 

OIB - P-3 Orion 11/03/17 Science Report

Mission Summary: 

This is primarily a repeat flight, designed to re-fly a portion of a coast-parallel grid on the west side of Dyer Plateau, with grid lines spaced at 20 km. This grid is intended to assess dh/dt in this area, and on its south end it connects with a similarly-designed grid in the English Coast 03 flight. The remainder of this grid is flown in the companion South Peninsula A flight.
Overall, it was a good day for data collection. Clouds were present on a small part of the southernmost edge of the flight path impacting ATM and DMS, but good data was collected the rest of the line. All instruments worked well today, though with the gravimeter ground station stuck in the sea cargo data gaps may be possible along the line.

Data volumes
ATM: T6:  53 Gb        T7:  63 Gb
FLIR:  7.0 Gb
Cambot: 20 Gb
KT19: 12 Mb
DMS: 33.5 Gb
MCoRDS: 534.0 Gb
Gravity/Magnetometer: 3 Gb
Accumulation radar: 586 Gb
Snow/Ku radar: 589 Gb
data on: 1555
data off: 1845