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ORACLES 10/16/18 Mission Daily Schedule

Tuesday, Oct 16th POD
All times in Local time
0900 Weather/forecast
1000-1200 Flight planning discussion
1500 Shuttle: Hotel to SuperCKDO to Hotel before 1600
1600 Science debrief and Wednesday flight plan briefing
0740 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport
0900 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport
0800-1300 Airport: P-3 Science Access (longer if necessary)
1100 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport to SuperCKDO to Hotel
1315 Shuttle: Airport to Hotel

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ORACLES 10/15/18 Mission Daily Schedule

Monday, Oct 15th POD
All times in Local time
Science Flight #PRF09Y18
0430 Hotel Limited Breakfast
0530 Weather Briefing
0545 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport 
0630 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport
0715 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport (to view takeoff)
0730 P-3 doors close  
0800 P-3 take-off - 8 hour flight
0815 Shuttle: Airport to Hotel
1000 Weather & aerosol forecasts 
1100 Daily flight planning meeting
1100 Shuttle: Hotel to SuperCKdo to Hotel

African Smoke-Cloud Connection Target of NASA Airborne Flights

This month, NASA's P-3 research aircraft and a team of scientists return on their third deployment to this region as part of the Observations of Aerosols Above Clouds and their Interactions mission, or ORACLES, gathering data on how aerosols such as smoke affect clouds and in turn Earth's climate.


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