NASA Aircraft Comparison

Platform Name Center Duration (hours) Useful Payload (lbs) GTOW (lbs.) Max Altitude (ft) Air Speed (knots) Range (Nmi)
ASP Supported Aircraft C-20A (G-III) - Armstrong NASA AFRC 7.00 2,500 69,700 45,000 460 3,400
DC-8 NASA AFRC / UND 12.00 30,000 340,000 41,000 ft. 450 5,400
ER-2 NASA AFRC 12.00 2,900 40,000 70,000 ft 410 5,000
Gulfstream V NASA JSC 14.50 8,000 91,000 51000 500 5,500
P-3 Orion NASA WFF 14.00 14,700 135,000 32,000 MSL 400 3,800
Platform Name Center Duration (hours) Useful Payload (lbs) GTOW (lbs.) Max Altitude (ft) Air Speed (knots) Range (Nmi)
Other NASA Aircraft B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC NASA LaRC 6.20 4,100 13,500 31000 ft 260 1,250
B-200 King Air - WFF NASA WFF 6.00 1,800 12,500 32,000 feet 275 1,800
B200 - AFRC NASA AFRC 6.00 1,850 13,420 35,000 ft. MSL (restricted airspace), 28,000 ft. MSL (national airspace) 280 1,300
B200 - LARC NASA LaRC 6.20 4,100 13,500 35000 ft 260 1,250
C-130H Hercules NASA WFF 10.00 36,000 155,000 23,000-28,000 ft. 320 3,200
C-23 Sherpa NASA WFF 5.00 7,000 27,100 20,000 ft 190 600
Cessna 206H NASA LaRC 5.70 1,175 3,600 15700 ft 150 700
Cirrus Design SR22 NASA LaRC 6.10 932 3,400 17,500 ft (limited to 12,500 ft without supplemental oxygen) 175 970
Dragon Eye NASA ARC 1.00 1 6 500+ 34 3
G-III - JSC NASA JSC 7.00 2,610 69,700 45,000 460 3,650
Global Hawk NASA AFRC 30.00 1,900 25,600 65,000 ft 345 11,000
HU-25A Guardian NASA LaRC 3,000 32,000 39000 430 2,075
Ikhana NASA AFRC 24.00 2,000 10,000 > 40,000 ft. 171 3,500
IRIS 1.00 5 2
Madcat 1.00 200 25 1
Matrice 600 1.00 6 15 35 3
NASA X8 Octocopter NASA ARC 1.00 2 5 25
S-3B NASA GRC 6.00 12,000 52,500 40000 ft 450 2,300
SIERRA NASA ARC 10.00 100 400 12,000 ft. 60 600
T-34C NASA GRC 3.00 500 4,400 25000 ft. 75 700
Twin Otter - GRC NASA GRC 3.00 3,600 11,000 25,000 140 450
UH-1 Huey NASA WFF 2.00 3,800 9,040 12000 117 275
Viking-400 NASA ARC 11.00 100 520 15000 60 600
WB-57 NASA JSC 6.50 8,800 72,000 60,000 ft and above (payload dependent) 410 2,500