DC-8

Current Status:
Inactive (Starting 01/09/18: Prof Flt)

The NASA DC-8 flight operations are provided by NASA /Armstrong Flight Research Center based out of Bldg 703 in Palmdale, CA. The University of North Dakota National Suborbital Education and Research Center provides science mission operations including payload integration engineering, data display and satcom systems and support, and education and outreach for the program.

Owner/Operator: 
NASA Armstrong (Dryden) Flight Research Center
University of North Dakota
Type: 
Conventional Aircraft
Duration: 
12 hours (payload and weather dependent)
Useful Payload: 
30,000 lbs
Gross Take-off Weight: 
340,000 lbs
Onboard Operators: 
42 not including 8 flight crew
Max Altitude: 
41,000 ft.
Air Speed: 
450 knots
Range: 
5,400 Nmi
NASA SMD User Fee: 
$6500
Point(s) of Contact: 

Timothy Moes

Work: (661) 276-3054
Mobile: (661) 510-8696
Fax: (661) 276-6098