NASA Aircraft Comparison

Platform Name Center Duration (hours) Useful Payload (lbs)sort ascending GTOW (lbs.) Max Altitude (ft) Air Speed (knots) Range (Nmi)
ASP Supported Aircraft DC-8 - AFRC NASA AFRC 12.00 50,000 350,000 42,000 ft. 460 5,400
P-3 Orion - WFF NASA WFF 14.00 14,700 135,000 28,000 MSL 400 3,800
WB-57 - JSC NASA JSC 6.50 8,800 72,000 60,000 ft and above (payload dependent) 410 2,500
Gulfstream V - JSC NASA JSC 13.00 8,000 91,000 51000 500 5,500
ER-2 - AFRC NASA AFRC 12.00 2,900 40,000 70,000 ft 410 5,000
Gulfstream III - JSC NASA JSC 6.00 2,610 69,700 45,000 460 3,650
Gulfstream III - LaRC NASA LaRC 7.50 2,610 69,700 45000 459 3,767
Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRC NASA AFRC 7.00 2,500 69,700 45,000 460 3,400
Platform Name Center Duration (hours) Useful Payload (lbs)sort ascending GTOW (lbs.) Max Altitude (ft) Air Speed (knots) Range (Nmi)
Other NASA Aircraft C-130H - WFF NASA WFF 10.00 36,000 155,000 25,000 ft. 320 3,200
Gulfstream IV - LaRC NASA LaRC 7.50 5,610 73,200 45000 459 5,130
B200 - LARC NASA LaRC 6.20 4,100 13,500 35000 ft 260 1,250
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
SIERRA - ARC NASA ARC 9.00 110 480 13,000 ft. 60 520
Viking-400 NASA ARC 11.00 100 520 15000 60 600