S-MODE - B200 (#801) - AFRC 05/03/21 Science Report

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Date: 
Monday, May 3, 2021
Mission: 
S-MODE
Mission Location: 
KEDW
Mission Summary: 

After being delayed by COVID-19 for a year, the S-MODE EVS-3 team had their first successful set of flights on May 3rd aboard AFRC’s NASA 801 B200 aircraft. The day’s activities were centered on demonstrating the joint operations between JPL’s DopplerScatt (wind and current measurements), UCLA’s MOSES (sea surface temperature (SST) measurements), and WHOI’s ocean wave glider (currents at depth and environmental conditions). A long (7am to 7pm) day included the georeferencing calibration of MOSES, and fast (<½ hour) sampling of a 100 km x 25 km patch of quickly varying ocean currents by the three instruments for close to 5 hours. This combination of instruments, which will be joined by UCSD Scripps’ MASS instrument in a few days, represent some of the key measurements that will be made during the forthcoming S-MODE campaigns.

Images: 

Aerial View Of JPL [05.03.21]

Scott "Jelly" Howe (AFRC) and Hernan Posada (AFRC) piloting NASA 801 [05.03.21]

Hernan Posada (AFRC), Delphine Hypolite (UCLA), and Alex Wineteer (JPL) before RF2 [05.03.21]

Alex Wineteer (JPL) and Delphine Hypolite (UCLA) in flight during RF2 [05.03.21]

Related Flight Report: 

B200 (#801) - AFRC 05/03/21 - 05/04/21

Flight Number: 
3210
Payload Configuration: 
S-MODE
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
5.1 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:KEDWTo:KEDW
Start:05/03/21 20:05 Z Finish:05/04/21 01:10 Z
Flight Time:5.1 hours
Log Number:21B002PI:John Farrar
Funding Source:Barry Lefer - NASA - SMD - ESD Earth Venture Suborbital-3 Program
Purpose of Flight:Science
Comments:Good flight, all data collected, no issues
Flight Hour Summary: 
21B002
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS25
Total Used25
Total Remaining0
21B002 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
05/03/213209Science1.11.123.90
05/03/21 - 05/04/213210Science5.16.218.80
05/04/213211Transit0.76.918.10
05/05/213212Science1.88.716.30
05/07/21 - 05/08/213213Science5.314110
05/08/213214Transit0.514.510.50
05/10/21 - 05/11/213215Science3.718.26.80
05/18/21 - 05/19/213216Science3.721.93.10
05/19/213217Science3.125-00

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