National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Wallops Flight Facility

Northeast Grid 05 Prime

OIB completed the Northeast Grid 05 Prime mission today, as the most viable mission due to weather conditions.

Today’s flight was pretty uneventful, in a good way.  All instruments reported successful data collection for the flight.  Only a couple of minutes worth of data at the beginning and end of the flight were lost for the optical instruments due to clouds, but the east coast was completely clear.

The OIB team has a hard down day tomorrow (Sunday), and will resume science flights on Monday.  There is hope that a sea ice flight in the north east might be possible.

Today’s flight track for the NASA Gulfstream V aircraft

Snow filled crevasses (Linette Boisvert/NASA)