DCOTSS - ER-2 - AFRC #809 07/20/21 Science Report

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Date: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Mission: 
DCOTSS
Mission Location: 
Salina, KS
Mission Summary: 

Science flight RF02

Related Flight Report: 

ER-2 - AFRC #809 07/20/21

Flight Number: 
21-9058
Payload Configuration: 
AWAS, DPOPS, HAL, HWV, HUPCRS, ROZE, CAFÉ, CANOE, WI-ICOS, MMS, PALMS, UCATS, AVS Camera
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
7.2 hours
Comments: 
This was the second science flight from SLN for the DCOTSS campaign. Take off occurred 0901 local. Ground ops went very well. Climb out went well. No N4 FL, power cycle requested by instrument team twice, green for remainder of flight. Flew via flight plan through P2. Started westbound for dips, no issue for first descent, ascent takes longer and affect subsequent dips. At P3 still needed additional 10k ft in turn towards eastbound leg. First dip on eastbound leg, cumulus was above aircraft at FL450, no turbulence. Max altitude was reached close to Salina, then began descent for MMS maneuver. Did very gradual descent for moisture. Landed 1615 local. Gary Toroni was the pilot.
Flight Segments: 
From:SLNTo:SLN
Start:07/20/21 14:01 Z Finish:07/20/21 21:15 Z
Flight Time:7.2 hours
Log Number:212002PI:Kenneth Bowman
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Earth Venture Suborbital-3 Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:2400 miles
Flight Hour Summary: 
212002
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS166
Total Used97.5
Total Remaining68.5
212002 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
06/09/2121-9046Check4.14.1161.91268
06/14/2121-9047Check3.87.9158.10
06/17/2121-9048Science6.214.1151.90
07/12/2121-9056Transit3.217.3148.70
07/16/2121-9057Science825.3140.72883
07/20/2121-9058Science7.232.5133.52400
07/23/2121-9059Science6.739.2126.82294
07/26/2121-9060Science6.345.5120.51952
07/29/2121-9061Science7.653.1112.92628
08/02/2121-9062Science6.759.8106.22670
08/06/2121-9065Science5.765.5100.52271
08/10/2121-9066Science7.773.292.82542
08/14/2121-9067Science780.285.82564
08/17/2121-9068Science6.887792275
08/19/2121-9069Science7.194.171.92373
08/23/2121-9070Transit3.497.568.50

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