ER-2 Flight: 96115
Date: May 10, 1996
Mission: Ferry flight from Salina, KS back to Moffett Field, CA.
Return the ER-2, with instrumentation, back to Ames Research Center for continuation of SUCCESS field program. RAMS calibration maneuver.
The ER-2 launched at 1600 UTC and flew towards desert southwest U.S. collecting mostly clear scenes. Beginning at 1811 UTC, a RAMS calibration maneuver was executed, with the ER-2 flying 5 minute legs into the sun and away from the sun followed by 5 minute legs back and forth perpendicular to the sun.
Clear scenes of Death Valley, CA.
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