ER-2 #809 02/02/16

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Total Flight Time: 
2 hours
Flight 16-9036 was a successful engineering flight for the SPEX instrument. The objectives were met; 2 hour flight as planned. An instrument heater stopped working during climb-out. SRON ground crew notified the pilot to restart the SPEX instrument. The pilot had no indication of the heater not working. SPEX restarted normally; the heater worked as expected. However, there was more instrument cooling than expected. The pilot noted turbulence between 510 and 610 up in the Sierras at about 18:54 and at 20:10 during the descent. The flight was smooth north of 22.5 deg. The sky was clear for both SPEX and AirMSPI-1. There were no issues with AirMSPI-1
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Flight Time:2 hours
Log Number:162015PI:Otto Hasekamp
Funding Source:Martijn Smit - SRON - Instrument Scientist
Purpose of Flight:Check
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS5.3
Total Used03.7
Total Remaining 1.6
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