Other: Airtec BT-67 11/26/17 - 11/27/17 Science Report

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Other: Airtec BT-67
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - Monday, November 27, 2017
Mission Summary: 

Mission: radar calibration and test flight
Today’s mission was a radar calibration flight over the Ross Iceshelf. From a flight altitude of 6,000’ a series of tests were performed on the radar including straight/level flight as well as bank/roll maneuvers to characterize the antenna array emission pattern. The CReSIS radar performed well, no issues. The UAF lidar was verified for operation on the return to the airfield and performed well. Upon landing, inspection of the UAF lidar indicated the presence of moisture on the output window of the scanner. The instrument was removed for an overnight in a warm building with a fresh desiccant in order to be ready for flight in the morning. Removal and reinstallation is roughly 10 minutes, so no anticipated impact to upcoming schedules.

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Other: Airtec BT-67 11/26/17 - 11/27/17

Flight Number: 
OIB-Basler Test Flight
Payload Configuration: 
OIB Basler Antarctica 17
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
2.9 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:11/26/17 22:35 Z Finish:11/27/17 01:30 Z
Flight Time:2.9 hours
Log Number:18M008PI:Nathan Kurtz
Funding Source:Bruce Tagg - NASA - SMD - ESD Airborne Science Program
Purpose of Flight:Check
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS180
Total Used113.9
Total Remaining66.1
18M008 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining
11/11/17 - 11/12/17OIB-Transit leg #1bTransit6.36.3173.7
11/12/17OIB-Transit leg #2Transit4.610.9169.1
11/12/17 - 11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #2Transit6.217.1162.9
11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit724.1155.9
11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit3.427.5152.5
11/13/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit734.5145.5
11/16/17OIB-Transit leg #4Transit4.839.3140.7
11/17/17OIB-Transit leg #5Transit7.646.9133.1
11/17/17 - 11/18/17OIB-Transit leg #5Transit4.251.1128.9
11/26/17 - 11/27/17OIB-Basler Test FlightCheck2.954126
11/27/17OIB-Basler Mx FlightMaintenance0.854.8125.2
11/28/17 - 11/29/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #1Science6.361.1118.9
11/30/17 - 12/01/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #2Science7.568.6111.4
12/01/17 - 12/02/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #3Science876.6103.4
12/02/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #4Science6.382.997.1
12/02/17 - 12/03/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #5Science6.589.490.6
12/03/17 - 12/04/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #6Science8.297.682.4
12/04/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #7Science5.9103.576.5
12/04/17 - 12/05/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #8Science4.510872
12/06/17 - 12/07/17OIB-Basler Science Flight #9Science5.9113.966.1

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