DCOTSS - ER-2 - AFRC #809 08/06/21 - 08/07/21 Science Report

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Date: 
Friday, August 6, 2021 - Saturday, August 7, 2021
Mission: 
DCOTSS
Mission Location: 
Salina, KS
Mission Summary: 

Research flight

Related Flight Report: 

ER-2 - AFRC #809 08/06/21

Flight Number: 
21-9065
Payload Configuration: 
AWAS, DPOPS, HAL, HWV, HUPCRS, ROZE, CAFÉ, CANOE, WI-ICOS, MMS, PALMS, UCATS, AVS Camera
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
5.7 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:SLNTo:SLN
Date:08/06/21
Flight Time:5.7 hours
Log Number:212002PI:Kenneth Bowman
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Earth Venture Suborbital-3 Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Miles Flown:2271 miles
Comments:This was the seventh science flight from SLN for the DCOTSS campaign. Take off occurred 1813L local. An issue with the HAL instrument resulted in a 75-minute delay in takeoff. The flight plan was revised to maintain time-on-target for the sunset data collection between P3-P4-P3. HAL L1-FL came on during taxi out. After several resets in-flight, the instrument operated nominally the rest of the mission. Completed east-west sunset passes over South Dakota and Minnesota. Conducted MMS maneuver at maximum altitude and spiral maneuver over airfield prior to landing. Landed 2353 local. Tim Williams was the pilot.
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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