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ERAST - Altair UAV Technology Demonstrator
August 12, 2009

Remotely-piloted Altair unmanned aerila vehicle.Remotely-piloted Altair unmanned aerial vehicle. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has partnered with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., (GA-ASI) to demonstrate technologies that will expand the capabilities of remotely operated, uninhabited aircraft to perform high-altitude earth science missions. To accomplish the task, GA-ASI is developing an enlarged version of its Predator reconnaissance aircraft, the Predator B, including an extended-wingspan Altair version for NASA, to meet these requirements.

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