NASA Aircraft Comparison

Platform Name Center Duration (hours) Useful Payload (lbs) GTOW (lbs.) Max Altitude (ft)sort descending Air Speed (knots) Range (Nmi)
Other NASA Aircraft SIERRA - ARC NASA ARC 9.00 110 480 13,000 ft. 60 520
Viking-400 NASA ARC 11.00 100 520 15000 60 600
Cirrus Design SR22 - LaRC NASA LaRC 6.10 932 3,400 17,500 ft (limited to 12,500 ft without supplemental oxygen) 175 970
C-130H - WFF NASA WFF 11.00 36,000 155,000 33,000 feet (payload weight and weather dependent) 320 3,200
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
B200 - LARC NASA LaRC 6.20 4,100 13,500 35000 ft 260 1,250
Gulfstream III - JSC NASA JSC 6.00 2,610 69,700 45,000 460 3,650
Gulfstream IV - LaRC NASA LaRC / NASA AFRC 7.50 5,610 73,200 45000 459 5,130
Platform Name Center Duration (hours) Useful Payload (lbs) GTOW (lbs.) Max Altitude (ft)sort descending Air Speed (knots) Range (Nmi)
ASP Supported Aircraft P-3 Orion - WFF NASA WFF 12.00 18,000 135,000 32,000 feet (payload weight and weather dependent) 405 3,800
DC-8 - AFRC NASA AFRC 12.00 50,000 350,000 42,000 ft. 460 5,400
Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRC NASA AFRC 6.00 2,500 69,700 45,000 460 3,400
Gulfstream III - LaRC NASA LaRC 7.50 2,610 69,700 45000 459 3,767
Gulfstream V - JSC NASA JSC 13.00 8,000 91,000 51000 500 5,500
WB-57 - JSC NASA JSC 6.50 8,800 72,000 60,000 ft and above (payload dependent) 410 2,500
ER-2 - AFRC NASA AFRC 12.00 2,900 40,000 70,000 ft 410 5,000