SIERRA 09/05/12

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Flight Number: 
70
Payload Configuration: 
Surprise Valley Magnetometer
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
3.9 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:Cedarville, CATo:Cedarville, CA
Start:09/05/12 14:57 Z Finish:09/05/12 18:49 Z
Flight Time:3.9 hours
Log Number:12R010PI:Jonathan Glen
Funding Source:Thomas Wagner - NASA - SMD - ESD Cryosphere & International Polar Year
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:The cessation of data from the magnetometer was traced to its data rate exceeding the capability of the data system (buffer overrun). The system was reconfigured and SIERRA was wheels up before 0800. Chase joined for a completion of the perimeter flight plan and then went on to finish the north transects at a higher airspeed of 60 kts which was more compatible with the performance characteristics of the manned aircraft. Fuel in both aircraft remained, so the north detail grid and larger compenstion box were also completed. This was a very successful data collection flight.
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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