13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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yes it´s RMS

am Mittwoch, den 24. Januar 2018 laden das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) und die US-amerikanische Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA zu einem Pressetermin ein, bei dem die gemeinsame Flugversuchsmission ND-MAX/ECLIF II (Multidisciplinary Airborne Experiment/Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuel) vorgestellt wird.
Erstmals führen beide Partner Forschungsflüge in Deutschland durch. Im Fokus stehen die Emissionen von alternativen Kraftstoffen und die Charakterisierung der Eiskristalle in Kondensstreifen, wobei exemplarisch Biokraftstoff zum Einsatz kommt.
Ab dem 14. Januar 2018 wird dafür das Forschungsflugzeug DC-8 der NASA, für drei Wochen nach Deutschland kommen und gemeinsam mit dem DLR-Forschungsflugzeug A320 ATRA (Advanced Technology Research Aircraft) fliegen. Die Flüge werden von der Ramstein Air Base in Rheinland-Pfalz aus starten.
Im Rahmen der Forschungsmission wird der DLR A320 ATRA mit verschiedenen Kraftstoffmischungen fliegen, während das vollinstrumentierte „Fliegende Labor“ DC-8 der NASA in sicherem Abstand folgt, um im Abgasstrahl Rußpartikel, Gasemissionen und Eiskristalle im Kondensstreifen zu messen.
Die Teilnehmer des Pressetermins bekommen einen Überblick über die Mission und werden die besondere Gelegenheit haben, die Flugvorbereitungen zu besichtigen und den Start der Forschungsflugzeuge zu verfolgen. Der Ablauf im Einzelnen:

8:00-8:30 Uhr Ankunft und Registrierung

8:30-9:30 Uhr Pressekonferenz

9:30-10:45 Uhr Besichtigung der Flugzeuge mit Fotogelegenheit 11:30 Uhr Beobachtung der Starts beider Flugzeuge

In der Pressekonferenz und anschließend stehen Ihnen für Fragen zur Verfügung:

Prof. Rolf Henke, DLR-Luftfahrtvorstand

David McBride, Direktor NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Dr. Hans Schlager, Leitender DLR-Projektwissenschaftler Bruce Anderson, Leitender NASA-Projektwissenschaftler

Ausführliche Informationen zu den geplanten Flugversuchen finden Sie hier:

http://www.dlr.de/dlr/presse/desktopdef ... lery/20878
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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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The plane can be tracked here: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N817NA
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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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She is on her way.
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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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N817NA is visible on Flightradar, ETA at Ramstein is 08.48 LT.

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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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Now, 0818 lt south-west of brussels, belgium at FL350.
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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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Has a flight schedule been released yet for the DC8?

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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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The bird was hangared mid morning.

Word at the fence today was possibly flying the 16th, 19th and 24th
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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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24th will be for sure, as being the "Pressetermin", including both planes flying.
Looks like weekday missions only, and the plane probably being hangared afterwards :twisted:
Hopefully departure information will be published, for Sunday the 4th of February.

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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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Also on the 16th a flight is planned.
According to the DLR website "Wenn alles glatt läuft mit den letzten Vorbereitungen für die gemeinsame Forschungsflugkampagne, dann startet der erste gemeinsame Flugtest am 16. Januar 2018."
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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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Hello,
I´m Julian, 18, from Germany - approximately 40km North-West of ETAR!
My Hobbys are, of course, Photography (Most Aircrafts or Motorsports, but Landscape and Animals too), Mountainbiking and Modelling. Also i feed Flightradar with my own small RaspberryPi-Tower and Antenna.
It´s my first post here, so that was a small information about my person for you!
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D-ATRA arrived today from Braunschweig at 14:32 Local.
24th will be for sure, as being the "Pressetermin", including both planes flying.
Looks like weekday missions only, and the plane probably being hangared afterwards :twisted:
Hopefully departure information will be published, for Sunday the 4th of February.

wkr.,
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Yes, i think so.
If my information is still actual, the Airbase closes on Fridays (in the late evening) until Sundays 13:00 Local. Don´t know if they make exceptions for scientific missions.

Hope this Helps.
Have a nice evening!
Last edited by Julian S. on 16 Jan 2018, 14:24, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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I might visit ETAR for the DC-8, but only dates possible for me are 31/1 and 1/2. Could the DC-8 be flying these days?
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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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Julian S. wrote:Hello,
I´m Julian, 18, from Germany - approximately 40km North-East of ETAR!
My Hobbys are, of course, Photography (Most Aircrafts or Motorsports, but Landscape and Animals too), Mountainbiking and Modelling. Also i feed Flightradar with my own small RaspberryPi-Tower and Antenna.
It´s my first post here, so that was a small information about my person for you!
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D-ATRA arrived today from Braunschweig at 14:32 Local.
24th will be for sure, as being the "Pressetermin", including both planes flying.
Looks like weekday missions only, and the plane probably being hangared afterwards :twisted:
Hopefully departure information will be published, for Sunday the 4th of February.

wkr.,
Remco
Yes, i think so.
If my information is still actual, the Airbase closes on Fridays (in the late evening) until Sundays 13:00 Local. Don´t know if they make exceptions for scientific missions.

Hope this Helps.
Have a nice evening!

First of all, welcome to the board! Ramstein is open on saturdays too, however there are mandatory quiet hours in effect ( during the weekend and holidays).
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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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10:52 16 Jan
Activity around the DC8 and AB320. Fueling and preflights being done. It may fly in an hour or two if weather is OK for their tests.
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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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Julian S. wrote:
Yes, i think so.
If my information is still actual, the Airbase closes on Fridays (in the late evening) until Sundays 13:00 Local. Don´t know if they make exceptions for scientific missions.

Hope this Helps.
Have a nice evening!
Euh? No... :roll:
Cheers,

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Re: 13JAN-04FEB18: NASA DC-8?

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The bird is flying now since 30min.
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