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UAVSAR (Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

We completed one calibration flight and two science flights to Mexico for earthquake fault monitoring last week.  This week we have two flights on the calendar, one science flight to monitor Sacramento Delta levees and an engineering flight to test experimental modes (time permitting).  The Central/South America deployment is scheduled to begin on March 11 (Wednesday) pending the close out of the following outstanding issues: aircraft maintenance, flight track tube performance, open flight requests, and diplomatic clearances (received 6 of the 12 countries).  We continue to work the details of education outreach events with the US embassies in the host countries.  We plan to have open houses at Panama City, Guayaquil, Lima, Santiago, and Buenos Aires.