Friday, January 29, 2010

NASA Global Hawk AV-6

The NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft has completed 10.4 hours for pilot training and flight characterization in preparation for the Global Hawk Pacific (GloPac) Campaign set to start this spring. Five flights have been completed since the first flight of Air Vehicle Six (AV-6) in October.

Currently, AV-6 is being modified to carry eleven different earth science sensors in preparation for the GloPac Campaign. Missions will be based from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base and be conducted over remote areas of the Pacific and Arctic. Initial flights to test these sensors will begin in March.

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