GTE PEM Tropics B


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Date Event
January 11 - 15 Ridley and Eisele racks to arrive at Wallops - upload Eisele rack by 1/15/99; Begin probe installation
January 18 - 22 Upload Clarke rack installation; Install Project Data and Mission Manager rack;
Upload Blake rack; Upload Talbot rack and install probes;Upload Bandy rack;
January 25 - 29 Upload Shetter Radiometers;Upload Ridley rack; Upload Gregory/Anderson Rack; Upload Sachse rack;
Upload Heikes/O'Sullivan rack; install power bay cables
February 1 Complete upload of all racks
February 5 Modification of A/C power converter complete
February 18 Power up checkout/Hangar power to A/C
March 1 Functional Check Flight (NO PIs) & Engineering Check Flight (NO PIs)
March 2 Pilot Proficiency Flight (NO PIs) in AM. Power Up on Aircraft Power in PM
March 3 Mandatory Safety Briefing in AM. Test Flight #1 late afternoon.
March 7 Test Flight #2
March 10 Transit to NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
March 11 Transit to Hilo, Hawaii
March 13 Transit to Christmas Island
March 26 Transit to Tahiti
April 9 Transit to Hilo, Hawaii
April 10 Transit to NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
April 11 Transit to NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Aptil 12-17 Off load

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