NASA’s Ames Research Center has provided key support to ensure the success of the GloPac environmental science mission, providing management, flight planning, meteorological constraints and science instrument infrastructure and communications.
NASA has successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk unpiloted aircraft system over the Pacific Ocean. The flight April 7 was the first of five scheduled for this month's Global Hawk Pacific, or GloPac, mission.
A NASA Global Hawk aircraft soared aloft from Edwards Air Force Base March 11 on a long-endurance checkout flight in preparation for the Global Hawk Pacific environmental science mission.› Soaring for Science →
One of NASA's two Global Hawk high-altitude aircraft took to the skies this week for its first flight under NASA operation.› View Photos
NASA and Northrop Grumman Corporation have unveiled the first Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system to be used for environmental science research, heralding a new application for the world’s first fully autonomous high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft. Related Story
Dryden has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman for engineering and technical services in support of the center's planned operation of two Global Hawk aircraft.