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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE