ER-2 #806 06/07/17

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Flight Number: 
17-6039
Payload Configuration: 
AVIRIS-C and MASTER
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
5.7 hours
Comments: 
Took off at 1706 GMT; landing at 2251 GMT for a 5.7 hour mission. The pilot did not see any fail lights or have any issues with the AVIRIS-C and MASTER instruments. Instrument operations went as expected. Mono Lake was clear until the last 5 minutes – clouds moved in quickly. The entire Yosemite Box was clear early during the flight. The plan was to fly the N-S Yosemite Box lines in a west to east direction because of incoming clouds from the NW. The middle lines of the box were extended for better overlap. On Line 45, there was a thin layer of mid- to high-level cirrus clouds. The far west 2 lines had little cirrus. The southern portion of the western lines were sky clear. The pilot noted a small fire with smoke in the Visalia area, at the south end of lines 35 and 36. The northern 50 miles of the Soda Straw line, cloud coverage was thin and at about 25%. The southern 75 miles, the sky was cloud free. Fifteen minutes before landing the MASTER team noted that the pod pressure and temperature dropped. It was thought that the pod may have a slow leak. During the mission debrief, it was agreed that the ER-2 would not fly again until the pod issue was resolved.
Flight Segments: 
From:Palmdale, CATo:Palmdale, CA
Start:06/07/17 17:06 Z Finish:06/07/17 22:51 Z
Flight Time:5.7 hours
Log Number:172036PI:Robert Green
Funding Source:Jack Kaye - NASA - SMD - ESD Director Research and Analysis
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:The purpose of the first HyspIRI-CA flight for FY17 was to fly the Yosemite Box plus the Soda Straw line.
Flight Hour Summary: 
162034172036
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS45
Flight Hours Previously Approved 9.9
Total Used35.146.6
Total Remaining -36.7
172036 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
06/07/1717-6039Science5.75.74.2
06/09/1717-6040Science3.18.81.1
06/12/17 - 06/13/1717-6041Science7.616.4-6.5
06/13/1717-6042Science6.623-13.1
06/14/1717-6043Science5.828.8-18.9
06/20/1717-6044Science5.334.1-24.2
06/22/1717-6045Science5.239.3-29.4
06/28/1717-6047Science7.346.6-36.7
162034 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
06/09/1616-6026Science4.74.740.3
06/15/1616-6027Science37.737.3
06/16/1616-6028Science7.615.329.7
06/17/1616-6029Science5.120.424.6
06/20/1616-6030Science6.62718
06/21/1616-6031Science8.135.19.9

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