Monthly Archives: September 2015
NASA’s Global Hawk in the SHOUT configuration during Range Flight. (Carla S. Thomas, AFRC Photographer)
AVAPS Engineers preflighting system at the aft section of the Global Hawk. (Picture: Dave Fratello)
Global Hawk’s on-station range rings from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. The range rings show on-station time every six hours progressing as follows 18-12-6-0 hrs.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Terry Hock preflights the Airborne VerticalAtmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS) with sonde in hand. (Picture: D.Fratello)
HD Vis image near El Paso, TX during the Global Hawk return flight to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center on September 8th.
Jeff Bailey, NASA’s LIP Engineer, tests the LIP Conductivity Probe after repair. Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) consists of eight state of the art digital electric field mills and a dual-tube Gerdien conductivity probe. These field mills allow the determination of … Continue reading
Global Hawk at NASA’s Armstrong AFC conducting Ku Command, Control, Communications (C3) testing.
The Global Hawk returned to NASA’s Armstrong FRC (Edwards AFB) landing 8 Sept 1900 EDT after a 10.6-hour flight from NASA’s Wallops FF. The actual flight track is shown below:
High Definition image as Global Hawk passes over a storm in Texas on transit flight back to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center on 8 Sept 2015. The Global Hawk on the ramp at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center on … Continue reading
Engineers Sean Kirby and Dodie Patterson provide Global Hawk Data and IT support to the Instrument Teams during preflight checks in the Hangar.