ER-2 #806 01/26/17

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Flight Number: 
17-6012
Payload Configuration: 
AVIRIS-C, MASTER, HyTES
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
2.4 hours
Comments: 
Comments: Brad Neal, NASA AFRC's Chief Engineer, gave his approval for one more engineering checkout flight of the HyTES instrument. Unfortunately, the HyTES instrument was unsuccessful again. HyTES went into safe mode less than 1 hour into the flight. Apparently, HyTES has a new problem. The HyTES imager stopped working during pre-flight today. ER-2 avionics techs found a loose pin in the connector harness and fixed it the best they could. The lead avionics tech was doubtful it would last the flight. However, he’s not sure if this is the reason why HyTES went into “safe mode”. This was the second pin in the connector harness that was found to be loose this past week. After the flight, the HyTES scan-head was removed and ballast was added for the next science mission.
Flight Segments: 
From:MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HITo:MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI
Start:01/26/17 05:04 Z Finish:01/26/17 07:28 Z
Flight Time:2.4 hours
Log Number:172032PI:Robert Green
Funding Source:Woody Turner - NASA - SMD - ESD Biological Diversity
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Purpose of Flight: To conduct a night flight for the 2nd science mission for the HyspIRI Tropics deployment. The target was the Mauna Loa volcano. Also conducted another engineering checkout flight of the HyTES instrument.
Flight Hour Summary: 
162013172032
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS90
Flight Hours Previously Approved 90
Total Used065.3
Total Remaining 24.7
172032 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
01/17/17 - 01/18/1717-6010Transit6.86.883.2
01/19/1717-6011Science3.21080
01/26/1717-6012Science2.412.477.6
01/27/1717-6013Science2.114.575.5
01/27/1717-6014Science3.918.471.6
01/29/1717-6015Science2.62169
02/02/1717-6016Science3.524.565.5
02/03/17 - 02/04/1717-6017Science4.829.360.7
02/07/17 - 02/08/1717-6018Science2.131.458.6
02/08/1717-6019Science3.234.655.4
02/09/1717-6020Science3.638.251.8
02/10/1717-6021Science2.84149
02/12/1717-6022Science0.641.648.4
02/21/17 - 02/22/1717-6023Science546.643.4
02/22/1717-6024Science2.749.340.7
02/23/1717-6025Science352.337.7
02/24/1717-6026Science5.457.732.3
03/03/17 - 03/04/1717-6027Transit7.665.324.7

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