SIERRA 09/06/12

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Flight Number: 
71
Payload Configuration: 
Surprise Valley Magnetometer
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
4 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:Cedarville, CATo:Cedarville, CA
Start:09/06/12 14:47 Z Finish:09/06/12 18:46 Z
Flight Time:4 hours
Log Number:12R010 - Completed as of this flight.PI:Jonathan Glen
Funding Source:Thomas Wagner - NASA - SMD - ESD Cryosphere & International Polar Year
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:This flight completed the remaining transects south of Cedarville and added an extra detail grid to the south. Data collection proceeded normally. Chase has adopted procedures that allow it to effectively perform its task without excessive "S" turns even with SIERRA flying at 55 kts and chase at 70 kts. All objectives have been met and this concludes a very successful deployment which overcame obstacles as all deployments do. It has been a pleasure for the SIERRA team to work with all the fine people of Ames Code TI and the USGS and the interest and support of the community of Cedarville was remarkable. Further investigations of the magnetic environment of Surprise Valley may continue with the Ames Swift UAS next year.
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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