The G-V Takes Off on its Fourth Science Flight in Six Days

Oct. 12, 2011 - The Gulfstream-V (G-V) operated by the National Science Foundation and National Center for Atmospheric Research takes off for its fourth science flight this campaign carrying LVIS, the Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor, a a scanning laser altimeter.

The G-V will fly at about 45,000 feet in order to optimize LVIS' ability to create finely detailed ice sheet elevation data and topography maps of key Antarctic glaciers. Credit: NASA

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