Accession Number : ADA019436

Title :   Modification of Drone Sailplane into a Special Purpose Test Vehicle for Atmospheric Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 74-30 Jun 75,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO INST OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY SOCORRO

Personal Author(s) : Moore,C. B. ; Bullock,J. W.

Report Date : 04 NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : A powered sailplane, drone, excess to a U.S. Air Force program, has been converted into a special purpose piloted test vehicle for atmospheric research. The converted aircraft was used in support of the Apollo-Soyuz space flight in July 1975 and in Navy-sponsored thunderstorm research.

Descriptors :   *Drones, Data acquisition, Thunderstorms, Conversion, High altitude, Low velocity, Endurance(General), Modification, Repair, Research planes, Air Force equipment

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE