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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.

ORACLES 10/13/18 Mission Daily Schedule

Sat, Oct 13th POD – Hard Down Day

All times in Local time

Accomplishments: 
Flight # 8 completed successfully  

ORACLES - P-3 Orion - WFF 10/07/18 Science Report

Flight Summary:

ORACLES - P-3 Orion - WFF 09/30/18 Science Report

  • Flight 7:12-14:35UTC
  • High-altitude transit for HSRL
  • Found somewhat broken clouds at ~7.5S. 
  • Radiation wall module components:
    • Spiral in somewhat heavier cloud field.
    • Ramped ascent south-bound to just above cloud.
    • Above, below, then sawtooth in-cloud 2-sawtooth leg. Chose sawtooth to capture variability in microphysics.

{AMS, CCN compromised below 3000’ altitude by PTI leak up until end of cloud legs}

ORACLES 10/11/18 Mission Daily Schedule

Friday, Oct 11th POD
All times in Local time
 
Science Flight #PRF08Y18
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 closed
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
1500 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport

ORACLES 10/11/18 Mission Daily Schedule

Thursday, Oct 11th POD – Access Day
All times in Local time
 
Hotel:
0900 Weather/forecast
1000-1200 Flight planning discussion
1300 Decision on Mission end date
1600 Science debrief and possible Friday flight plan briefing
 
Airport:
0740 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport
0900 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport
0800-1300 Airport: P-3 Science Access (longer if necessary)

ORACLES 10/10/18 Mission Daily Schedule

POD for Wednesday, Oct 10th – FLY DAY 
 
Science Flight #PRF07Y18
0430 Hotel Limited Breakfast – Can also pack a lunch box for 8 Euros
Take-off -2:30 ~0530 Weather Briefing
Take-off -2:15 ~0545 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport 
0630 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport
Take-off -:45 ~0715 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport (to view takeoff)
Take-off -:30 ~0730 P-3 doors closed
0800 P-3 takeoff – 8-9 hour flight

ORACLES 10/09/18 Mission Daily Schedule

POD for Tuesday, Oct 9th – FLY DAY 
 
Science Flight #PRF07Y18
0430 Hotel Limited Breakfast – Can also pack a lunch box for 8 Euros
Take-off -2:30 ~0530 Weather Briefing
Take-off -2:15 ~0545 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport 
0630 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport
Take-off -:45 ~0715 Shuttle: Hotel to Airport (to view takeoff)
Take-off -:30 ~0730 P-3 doors closed
0800 P-3 takeoff – 8-9 hour flight

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