ER-2
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Contact POC
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Online requests are submitted at http://suborbital.nasa.gov/sofrs/
Airborne Platforms
Operating at 70,000 feet (21.3 km) the ER-2 acquires data above ninety-five percent of the earth’s atmosphere. The aircraft also yields an effective horizon of 300 miles (480 km) or greater at altitudes of 70,000 feet.
CONTACT
Robert Navarro
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273, Edwards, CA 93523
(661) 276-3328
robert.navarro@nasa.gov
SECONDARY CONTACT
Jacques J. Vachon
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273, Edwards, CA 93523
(661) 276-5318
Jacques.J.Vachon@nasa.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Aircraft TypeLockheed ER-2, fixed wing, single engine aircraft
Payload2,900
Range6000
Ceiling70000
Endurance12 hours
CapabilityN/A
Airspeed Range410
Runway Requirements6000 feet length (min); 150 feet width (min)
Max Takeoff Weight40,000
Max Fuel WeightPayload and fuel trades.
Flight Crew1
Number of Seats0
Airworthiness CertificateExperimental
Typical Usesremote sensing, atmospheric sampling, Component testing
Data SystemContact POC
Special Field Support NeedsContact POC
Research Power30 kVA (115 VAC at 400 Hz), 10 kVA (28 VDC)
Cabin EnvironmentMaintains 30K ft alt. at altitude (Q-bay, Pilot cabin, superpods, nose)
Rack Space AvailableContact POC
Available InletsContact POC
Available AperturesContact POC
Available Hard PointsContact POC
External PodsContact POC
Standard InstrumentsN/A
Training RequirementsN/A
CommunicationsUHF, VHF and HF for two-way voice comm
Available InstrumentsN/A
Other SystemsN/A
User SupportContact POC
REFERENCES
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REMARKS
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UPDATED ON
3 Dec 2009 11:21