NASA Aircraft Comparison

Platform Name Center Duration (hours)sort descending Useful Payload (lbs) GTOW (lbs.) Max Altitude (ft) Air Speed (knots) Range (Nmi)
Other NASA Aircraft HU-25A Guardian - LaRC NASA LaRC 3,000 32,000 39000 430 2,075
Matrice 600 - ARC 1.00 6 15 35 3
Twin Otter - GRC NASA GRC 3.00 3,600 11,000 25,000 140 450
Cessna 206H - LaRC NASA LaRC 5.70 1,175 3,600 15700 ft 150 700
B200 (#801) - AFRC NASA AFRC 6.00 1,850 13,420 35,000 ft. MSL (restricted airspace), 28,000 ft. MSL (national airspace) 280 1,300
Cirrus Design SR22 - LaRC NASA LaRC 6.10 932 3,400 17,500 ft (limited to 12,500 ft without supplemental oxygen) 175 970
B200 - LARC NASA LaRC 6.20 4,100 13,500 35000 ft 260 1,250
B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC NASA LaRC 6.20 4,100 13,500 31000 ft 260 1,250
Gulfstream IV - LaRC NASA LaRC 7.50 5,610 73,200 45000 459 5,130
SIERRA - ARC NASA ARC 9.00 110 480 13,000 ft. 60 520
C-130H - WFF NASA WFF 10.00 36,000 155,000 25,000 ft. 320 3,200
Viking-400 NASA ARC 11.00 100 520 15000 60 600
Platform Name Center Duration (hours)sort descending Useful Payload (lbs) GTOW (lbs.) Max Altitude (ft) Air Speed (knots) Range (Nmi)
ASP Supported Aircraft Gulfstream III - JSC NASA JSC 6.00 2,610 69,700 45,000 460 3,650
WB-57 - JSC NASA JSC 6.50 8,800 72,000 60,000 ft and above (payload dependent) 410 2,500
Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRC NASA AFRC 7.00 2,500 69,700 45,000 460 3,400
Gulfstream III - LaRC NASA LaRC 7.50 2,610 69,700 45000 459 3,767
DC-8 - AFRC NASA AFRC 12.00 50,000 350,000 42,000 ft. 460 5,400
ER-2 - AFRC NASA AFRC 12.00 2,900 40,000 70,000 ft 410 5,000
Gulfstream V - JSC NASA JSC 13.00 8,000 91,000 51000 500 5,500
P-3 Orion - WFF NASA WFF 14.00 14,700 135,000 28,000 MSL 400 3,800