OIB - P-3 Orion 11/16/17 Science Report

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Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Mission: 
OIB
Mission Location: 
Antarctica
Mission Summary: 

OIB successfully flew the high priority Venable 01 A mission. This is a new flight, primarily designed to map the bathymetry beneath the Venable Ice Shelf. This and the Venable 01B flight are companion flights. Each flight by itself establishes a grid spaced at 20 km, and together they establish a 20 km grid.

The weather call this morning was somewhat difficult as imagery from early in the morning showed low clouds in the area. All forecast models showed clear skies during the mission time, and the GEOS-5 model showed the cloudy skies from the imagery time would begin to clear near our launch time. We delayed take-off for one hour to see if we could get more imagery to support this hypothesis and give the low clouds time to clear. Indeed this worked well and the mission was flown under very good weather conditions. All instruments performed well on the flight.

 
Data volumes
ATM: T6:  25 Gb        T7:  32 Gb
FLIR:  3.0 Gb
Cambot: 8 Gb
KT19: 12 Mb
DMS: 12.1 Gb
MCoRDS: 241 Gb
Gravity/Magnetometer: 3 Gb
Accumulation radar: 277 Gb
Snow/Ku radar: 280 Gb
data on: 1739
data off: 1859


 
 

Related Flight Report: 

P-3 Orion 11/16/17

Flight Number: 
OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #7
Payload Configuration: 
OIB - Ushuaia 2018
Nav Data Collected: 
No
Total Flight Time: 
9.1 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:SAWHTo:SAWH
Start:11/16/17 13:47 Z Finish:11/16/17 22:50 Z
Flight Time:9.1 hours
Log Number:18P006PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:OIB successfully flew the high priority Venable 01 A mission. This is a new flight, primarily designed to map the bathymetry beneath the Venable Ice Shelf. This and the Venable 01B flight are companion flights. Each flight by itself establishes a grid spaced at 20 km, and together they establish a 20 km grid.
Flight Hour Summary: 
18P006
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS151
Total Used156
Total Remaining-5
18P006 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining
10/17/17OIB - Airworthiness Test FlightCheck1.11.1149.9
10/18/17OIB - Project Test FlightCheck3.54.6146.4
10/19/17OIB PTF - RadarCheck4.59.1141.9
10/23/17OIB - Transit leg #1Transit7.116.2134.8
10/24/17OIB - Transit leg #2Transit6.522.7128.3
10/25/17OIB - Transit leg #3Transit729.7121.3
10/29/17 - 10/30/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #1Science9.739.4111.6
10/31/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #2Science8.948.3102.7
11/03/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #3Science957.393.7
11/04/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #4Science9.366.684.4
11/12/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #5Science9.576.174.9
11/14/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #6Science9.885.965.1
11/16/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #7Science9.19556
11/21/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #8Science9.4104.446.6
11/22/17 - 11/23/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #9Science9.9114.336.7
11/24/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #10Science9.6123.927.1
11/25/17 - 11/26/17OIB-Ushuaia Science Flight #11Science9.5133.417.6
11/27/17OIB-Ushuaia SAWH-SCDA Transit FlightTransit7140.410.6
11/28/17OIB-Ushuaia SCDA-MROC Transit FlightTransit7147.43.6
11/29/17OIB-Ushuaia MROC-KNGU Transit FlightTransit6.3153.7-2.7
11/29/17OIB-Ushuaia KNGU-KWAL Transit FlightTransit0.8154.5-3.5
12/04/17OIB-Post Mission Calibration FlightScience1.5156-5

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