by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Rleations, History Division in Washington, DC .
Written in English
|Statement||by Peter W. Merlin.|
|LC Classifications||SD421.43 .M47 2009|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2009026668|
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In , NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., obtained a civil version of the General Atomics MQ-9 unmanned aircraft system and modified it for research purposes. Proposed missions included support of Earth science research, development of Pages: Get this from a library! Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft System: Western States fire missions. [Peter W Merlin] -- The story of the Ikhana, a remotely piloted vehicle used by NASA researchers to conduct Earth science research and which became an unexpected flying and imaging helper to emergency workers battling. Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft System: Western States fire missions | Peter W Merlin; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. History Office | download | . Ikhana: Unmanned Aircraft System, Western States Fire Missions Monographs in Aerospace History Number 44; SP Rockets and People: Volume III: Hot Days of the Cold War SP Rockets and People: Volume IV: The Moon Race SP
The craft itself is a MQ-9 Predator B unmanned aircraft system (UAS) which was purchased from UAS developer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. Ikhana has a length of 36 feet, a wingspan of. IKHANA Aircraft Services, a DBA of IKHANA Group Inc., provides DESIGN – BUILD – FLY solutions to the aerospace industry through aircraft modifications, heavy maintenance, major repair, and critical parts manufacturing. Headquartered at the French Valley Airport (F70) in Murrieta, California, IKHANA holds FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, CAAF. The Ikhana passed a milestone for unmanned aircraft on Tuesday by flying in public airspace without a safety chase plane for the first time. NASA . NASA’s Ikhana UAS “Ikhana” is a Native American, Choctaw, word meaning “intelligent, conscious or aware”. Ikhana is an MQ-9 variant used as an airborne platform for: ›Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Earth observation and atmospheric sampling science missions world-wideFile Size: 5MB.