Costing Support

ASP Flight Request Cost Planning Tool

Many of possible costs outlined below may be applicable to your flight(s) and could be included in the aircraft cost estimate section of your Flight Request (FR):
  • Science Flight Hours (excluding integration hours)
  • Engineering and Check Flight Hours (will be included by aircraft lead)
  • Transit Flight Hours (will be included by aircraft lead)
  • Selected Instrument(s) *Note: User fees for the instrument team and data processing costs may be required 
  • ​Any applicable instrument engineering and integration costs (will be included by aircraft lead)
  • Estimated Mission Peculiar Costs (will be included by aircraft lead)
    See the ASP Call Letter for definition of MPCs
  • SATCOM (SATellite COMmunication) Costs on Flight Request will be listed in the SATCOM box in the aircraft estimate section of the FR. Please reference the ASP Call Letter and the SATCOM page
  • NASA Science Concurrence subsidy (See ASP Call Letter for NSC criteria)
  • Safety Review Costs if Non-NASA Platform is Selected (will be entered by aircraft lead)

ASP Supported Aircraft

PlatformCenter/StateNASA SMD User Fee per HourPlatform Home Page Last Revised
DC-8 - AFRCAFRC, CA$650025 Jun 2021
ER-2 - AFRCAFRC, CA$500025 Jun 2021
Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRCAFRC, CA$300024 Mar 2020
Gulfstream III - JSCJSC, TX$30005 Feb 2021
Gulfstream III - LaRCLaRC, VA$30005 Feb 2021
Gulfstream V - JSCJSC, TX$300014 Oct 2020
P-3 Orion - WFFWFF, VA$35005 Feb 2021
WB-57 - JSCJSC, TX22 Sep 2021