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The NASA Earth Research-2 (ER-2) Aircraft: A Flying Laboratory for Earth Science StudiesThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, has two Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, Maryland) Earth Research-2 (ER2) aircraft that serve as high-altitude and long-range flying laboratories. The ER-2 aircraft has been successfully utilized to conduct scientific studies of stratospheric and tropospheric chemistry, land-use mapping, disaster assessment, preliminary testing and calibration and validation of satellite sensors. The research missions for the ER-2 aircraft are planned, implemented, and managed by the Dryden Flight Research Center Science Mission Directorate. Maintenance and instrument payload integration is conducted by Dryden personnel. The ER-2 aircraft provides experimenters with a wide array of payload accommodations areas with suitable environment control with required electrical and mechanical interfaces. Missions may be flown out of Dryden or from remote bases worldwide, according to research requirements. The NASA ER-2 aircraft is utilized by a variety of customers, including U.S. Government agencies, civilian organizations, universities, and state governments. The combination of the ER-2 aircraft s range, endurance, altitude, payload power, payload volume and payload weight capabilities complemented by a trained maintenance and operations team provides an excellent and unique platform system to the science community and other customers.
Document ID
20070014865
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Navarro, Robert (NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Edwards, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 2007
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Report/Patent Number
H-2691
NASA/TM-2007-214615
Meeting Information
International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment(San Jose)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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