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  1. National Suborbital Education and Research Center (NSERC)Web site: WWW.NSERC.UND.EDUNorthern Great Plains Center for People and the EnvironmentUniversity of North DakotaGrand Forks, North Dakota NSERC DC-8 Program Information for the NAMMA Mission Integration

  2. Grand Forks Information • Grand Forks is a city of 50,000-60,000 • Location of the University of North Dakota’s main campus • Direct airline service to Grand Forks International via Minneapolis is provided by Northwest Airlines • Fargo is ~ 60 minutes south of Grand Forks and is serviced by both Northwest and United • Rental cars from major companies are available at GFK and FAR • There are many hotels in Grand Forks see http://www.visitgrandforks.com/main/lodging/?post_back=1 • There are many restaurants with a variety of different types foods available in Grand Forks • There is a possibility of using Grand Forks Air Force Base housing for US citizens on a “as available” basis • GFAFB has fast food and other restaurants on base

  3. Grand Forks Information • Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce http://www.gfchamber.com/ • City of Grand Forks http://www.grandforksgov.com/ • Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau http://www.grandforkscvb.org/main • University of North Dakota http://www.und.edu/ • Grand Forks Herald (local newspaper) http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/

  4. Location of GFAFB relative to Grand Forks GFK GFAFB Main Gate x Rt 2 x South Gate 12 miles West on Rt 2

  5. GFAFB Map N S

  6. Security and Badging • A request for completion of security forms was sent to all instrument teams in early May • The security checks will be performed by the NDCBI and Air Force • Upon arrival, badges can be obtained at the South Gate during normal business hours (not on weekends) • A vehicle pass will also be issued with proof of ownership and insurance or rental car contract • Foreign Nationals will need to be escorted to and from the hangar in an NSERC vehicle from the South Gate • A shuttle van will run from the parking area to the hangar during normal business hours • GFAFB is an active military base Restrictions include: • No direct access to hangar due to it’s flight line location • No wandering out of the hangar at any time • No picture taking anywhere except inside the hangar

  7. Grand Forks Air Force Base Facilities Gate Hangar 601 Active Flight Line Area Investigator Parking

  8. Hangar 601 at GFAFB • ~50,000 square foot hangar built in 1959 • Entire DC-8 aircraft fits inside the hangar • Active foam fire suppression system • 3 large access doors for receiving shipments • Office area for NAMMA investigators • Lab tables and chairs on hangar floor • Limited number of phones for investigators • Wireless networks for Internet access • Copying and printing available in NSERC offices • FAX machine available in investigator office area • Hazardous material and compressed gas storage

  9. NAMMA Shipping Information • Notification of all commercial truck shipments needs to be sent in advance to:Steve Davis (s.davis@nserc.und.edu) and Rick Shetter (r.shetter@nserc.und.edu ) • Included in the notification: 1. Carrier2. Approximate arrival date3. Size and weight of shipping containers4. Quantities and MSDS forms for all hazardous materials5. Tracking number.The drivers of all trucks coming to GFAFB need the following information:1. Call the numbers below (in the order listed until you talk with someone)1 day in advance to notify NSERC you will be arriving.2. When the Driver is ~ 20 minutes from GFAFB call the numbers below again to announce arrival.3. Proceed to the south gate of GFAFB ~ 13 miles from Grand Forks on Highway 2.4. NSERC personnel will meet the truck at the gate, vouch the driver on to the base, escort the truck to the flightline and on to the hangar for unloading. A forklift capable of unloading larger boxes is available in the hangar.Hours 8;00 AM-4:00 PM • Contact numbers:Steve Riddle    701-594-9155    701-330-5753  cellSteve Davis     701-594-3355  701-330-2127  cellDon Bailes       701-594-3355  701-330-5305  cell • All FedEx shipments should be sent to the following address:UND NSERC ProgramHangar 601Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND 58205Attn: Steve Davis 701-594-3355 701-330-2127         YOUR NAME, YOUR INSTRUMENT

  10. Tentative NAMMA Mission Schedule • 7/5 Investigator instrument shipments begin arriving • 7/6 Begin upload with probes, windows, exhaust and electrical li • 7/7 Begin instrument rack upload • 7/16 Electrical power check • 7/16-8/5 Lidar ground calibrations • 7/17-7/19 DC-8 moves to ramp • 7/20-7/22 GFAFB air show (limited DC-8 access) • 8/1 Final Installation Inspection Review • 8/4 Safety of Flight Release • 8/4 Operations Readiness Review • 8/6 Experimenter DC-8 systems safety brief • 8/7 Engineering check flight • 8/7 First Experimenter Check Flight • 8/8 Mission Readiness Review • 8/9 Second Experimenter Check Flight • 8/12-14 Pack aircraft • 8/15 Transit to Cape Verde • 8/16-9/14 Science flights from Cape Verde • 9/15 Transit to GFAFB for de-integration

  11. Contact Information • Rick Shetter Director National Suborbital Education and Research CenterUniversity of North DakotaBox 9011Grand Forks, ND 58202-9011701-777-6040 (NSERC office)701-330-2126  (NSERC mobile)r.shetter@nserc.und.eduSteve Davis Aircraft ManagerNational Suborbital Education and Research CenterUniversity of North DakotaBox 9011Grand Forks, ND 58202-9011701-594-3355 (NSERC office)701-330-2127  (NSERC mobile)s.davis@nserc.und.edu Adam Webster Integration Engineer National Suborbital Education and Research CenterUniversity of North DakotaBox 9011Grand Forks, ND 58202-9011701-594-3969 (NSERC office)701-330-7090  (NSERC mobile)a.webster@nserc.und.edu