B200 - LARC 02/17/21

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Flight Number: 
SLAP Temp Cal
Payload Configuration: 
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
2.8 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:02/17/21 16:05 Z Finish:02/17/21 18:52 Z
Flight Time:2.8 hours
Log Number:21B009PI:Edward Kim
Funding Source:Jared Entin - NASA - SMD - ESD Hydrology Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:375 miles
Comments:Day VFR SLAP instrument temperature calibration flight conducted, replicating flight path/profile of previous temperature calibration flights. Water calibration conducted over Kerr Reservoir; transects conducted over 3 areas of interest; water calibration conducted over Chesapeake bay in vcty of NOAA station buoy 44072 prior to RTB at KLFI.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS25
Total Used19.9
Total Remaining5.1
21B009 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
02/04/21SLAP ICF/EMI/EMCCheck2.12.122.9320
02/10/21SLAP Temp CalScience2.64.720.3374
02/10/21SLAP Temp CalScience2.67.317.7375
02/17/21SLAP Temp CalScience2.810.114.9375
02/23/21SLAP Inst Cal/Op TrngScience1.711.813.2220
02/23/21SLAP Inst Cal/Op TrngScience1.413.211.8220
02/24/21SLAP Inst Cal/Op TrngScience1.314.510.5220
02/24/21SLAP Inst Cal/Op TrngScience1.816.38.7240
02/25/21SLAP Inst Cal/Op TrngScience1.918.26.8250
02/25/21SLAP Inst Cal/Op TrngScience1.719.95.1220

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Related Science Report: 

SLAP Local 2021 - B200 - LARC 02/17/21 Science Report

SLAP Local 2021
Mission Summary: 

Third of three calibration flights to verify instrument operation at an elevated internal temperature to prepare for science flights this summer.

Operated SLAP instrument with radiometer internal calibration set to 35 C.

Departed KLFI and leveled off at 1000 AGL science altitude. Performed water calibration over Kerr Reservoir. Flew two science lines over Caledonia State Prison Farm, three over the farmland West of Murfreesboro, and four over the farmland south of the Great Dismal Swamp, which contains irrigated and non-irrigated areas in an East-West gradient.

Performed a water calibration over buoys in the Chesapeake Bay Northeast of Hampton, then returned to KLFI.