Plan of the Day 08/21/02

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Plan of the Day

Posted On: 08/20/02 01:33 PM CDT

Next Flight Date: 08/21/02

Altus Status: Fly

Hands Off: 10:00 AM EDT (1400 UTC)

Estimated Takeoff: 11:30 AM EDT (1530 UTC)

Estimated Landing: 6:30 PM EDT (2230 UTC)

Daily Objectives:
Investigate isolated thunderstorms in ACES target domain (Everglades and nearby Ocean).

Currently (8/20/02, 2:30 EDT), the weather in the target area is great for our purposes. Tomorrow's weather forecast indicates much of the same, and will be evaluated and a final decision will be made tomorrow morning.

The Altus engine run-up test went well and the aircraft will be ready for a science mission tomorrow.

9 AM EDT, Weather Briefing and Aircraft/Payload Status.
Mission Debrief will occur ~ half hour after the landing.

Make efforts to tidy up a bit for the Media Day.

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