ER-2 #806 07/13/17

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Flight Number: 
17-6048
Payload Configuration: 
SHOW
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
2.4 hours
Comments: 
806 took off at 0729 GMT; landed at 0952 GMT for a 2.4 hour mission. Instrument operations were nominal from the pilot’s perspective. The pitch of the SHOW instrument appeared to be 0.8 deg lower than expected. Specifically, the resultant pitch of the SHOW instrument relative to the ER-2 airplane was a nose down -0.3 deg instead of an expected nose up +0.5 deg. The plan for the next flight is to fly the original engineering flight plan at a slightly lower Mach number to get the instrument better lined up in pitch. Flying at a slower speed could increase pitch of the SHOW instrument by 0.5 deg. The SHOW science team will analyze the flight data between now and Tuesday’s flight to better define the instrument pitch angle offset from the airplane’s pitch angle. The flight was completed without a hitch. All expectations for this engineering-checkout flight have been exceeded. In fact, the successful completion of today’s checkout flight of the new SHOW instrument was an impressive accomplishment considering the SHOW science team arrived at NASA AFRC B703 three days ago! Greg “Coach” Nelson was the pilot.
Flight Segments: 
From:Palmdale, CATo:Palmdale, CA
Start:07/13/17 14:29 Z Finish:07/13/17 16:52 Z
Flight Time:2.4 hours
Log Number:172010PI:Adam Bourassa
Funding Source:Daniel Gratton - CSA - Advanced Payload Development Manager
Purpose of Flight:Check
Comments:The purpose of today’s SHOW flight was to conduct the first engineering check-out flight of the SHOW instrument.
Flight Hour Summary: 
162007172010182018192006
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS2010
Flight Hours Previously Approved  8.418.4
Total Used011.600
Total Remaining   18.4
172010 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
07/13/1717-6048Check2.42.417.6
07/18/1717-6049Check3.76.113.9
07/21/1717-6050Science5.511.68.4

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