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nasa global hawk: a new tool for earth science researchScientists have eagerly anticipated the performance capability of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Global Hawk for over a decade. In 2009 this capability becomes operational. One of the most desired performance capabilities of the Global Hawk aircraft is very long endurance. The Global Hawk aircraft can remain airborne longer than almost all other jet-powered aircraft currently flying, and longer than all other aircraft available for airborne science use. This paper describes the NASA Global Hawk system, payload accommodations, concept of operations, and the first scientific data-gathering mission: Global Hawk Pacific 2009.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Naftel, J. Chris
(NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Edwards, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
May 4, 2009
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment(Stresa)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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