SIERRA 05/01/12

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Flight Number: 
64
Payload Configuration: 
Surprise Valley payload
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
0.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:Crows LandingTo:Crows Landing
Start:05/01/12 17:48 Z Finish:05/01/12 18:30 Z
Flight Time:0.7 hours
Log Number:12R010PI:Jonathan Glen
Funding Source:Thomas Wagner - NASA - SMD - ESD Cryosphere & International Polar Year
Purpose of Flight:Check
Comments:This flight operation was to check out the operation of the Surprise Valley magnetometer payload. The 421.5 MHz aircraft control link was not working properly, so the 900 MHz control link was used. Some interaction with the payload 900 MHz link resulted in reduced control link performance, but not enough to affect the mission. The Iridium control link was very solid, perhaps due in part to the improved Iridium antenna on the aircraft. Flight patterns at 500' were performed over the abandoned metal buildings and other features. All aircraft systems performed nominally.
Flight Hour Summary: 
12R010
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS20
Total Used15.32
Total Remaining4.68
12R010 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
05/01/1264Check0.70.719.3
05/01/1265Check0.921.6218.38
09/01/1267Check1.32.9217.08
09/02/1268Science3.16.0213.98
09/04/1269Science1.47.4212.58
09/05/1270Science3.911.328.68
09/06/1271Science415.324.68

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