P-3 Orion 11/04/17

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Flight Number: 
OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #4
Payload Configuration: 
OIB - Ushuaia 2018
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
9.3 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:11/04/17 13:40 Z Finish:11/04/17 22:57 Z
Flight Time:9.3 hours
Log Number:18P006PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:OIB successfully completed the Endurance West sea ice 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 11/04/17 Science Report

Mission Summary: 

This mission represents a continuation of the IceBridge time series, almost repeating the near-shore flight line flown in 2009 and 2010 and the Endurance flight line from many OIB Antarctic campaigns along rough sea ice near the coast. For 2016 onward we replaced the near-shore line with a nearby IceSat-2 ground track covering the central beam pair.
Overall, it was a good day for data collection with weather having no impact on the measurements. DMS had 16 minutes of data with a frosted window which led to some fuzzy images. The ATM narrow scan instrument lost a few minutes of data in the middle of the flight due to an instrument lockup but otherwise performed well. The snow radar noise issue seen on the previous sea ice flight was not present this time. The gravimeter performed well though with ground station stuck in the sea cargo data gaps may be possible along the line.
Data volumes
ATM: T6:  57 Gb        T7:  65 Gb
FLIR:  7.0 Gb
Cambot: 30 Gb
KT19: 12 Mb
DMS: 62.3 Gb
MCoRDS: 10.0 Gb, calibration data only
Gravity/Magnetometer: 3 Gb
Accumulation radar: 154 Gb
Snow/Ku radar: 620 Gb
data on: 1616
data off: 1916