NASA’s first flight of the Hurricane and Storm Sentinal Mission (HS3) began Tuesday morning and continued into Wednesday.
CLICK HERE to view the flight path of the Global Hawk.
The aircraft are capable of flying up to 30 hours at a time, as high as 12.3 miles, and can cover more than 12,600 miles in one flight.
The HS3 is a five-year mission targeted to investigate hurricane formations and severe storms in the Atlantic Ocean, and the ingredients that fuel them.
NASA Hurricane Research
NASA Wallops Flight Facility
NASA’s Airborne Science Program
NASA’s Global Hawks