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Press Release: 08-30   NASA Responds to California Wildfire Emergency Imaging Request
 
ED08-0151-07 July 2, 2008 Ground crewmen prepare NASA's Ikhana remotely piloted research aircraft for another flight. Ikhana's infrared imaging sensor pod is visible under the left wing.
ED08-0151-02 July 2, 2008 A ground crewman unplugs electrical connections during pre-flight checks of NASA's Ikhana research aircraft. Ikhana's payload pod is mounted on the left wing.
 
ED08-0109-08 May 1, 2008 Ikhana fiber optic wing shape sensor team: clockwise from left, Anthony "Nino" Piazza, Allen Parker, William Ko and Lance Richards.
ED08-0016-20 January 17, 2008 Larry Hudson and James Smith work on a ground validation test with new fiber optic sensors that led to validation flights on the Ikhana aircraft.
ED07-0287-08 December 17, 2007 Although the new fiber optic sensors on the Ikhana are not visible, the sealant used to cover them can be seen in this view from above the left wing.
Press Release: 08-30   NASA Responds to California Wildfire Emergency Imaging Request
 
ED07-0243-37 October 24, 2007 With smoke from the Lake Arrowhead, CA area fires streaming in the background, NASA's Ikhana unmanned aircraft heads out on a wildfire imaging mission.
ED07-0243-36 October 24, 2007 With smoke from the Lake Arrowhead, CA area fires streaming in the background, NASA's Ikhana unmanned aircraft heads out on a wildfire imaging mission.
ED07-0243-14 October 23, 2007 NASA Dryden's Ikhana ground crewmen Gus Carreno and James Smith load the thermal-infrared imaging scanner pallet into the Ikhana's underwing payload pod.
ED07-0243-08 October 23, 2007 NASA Ames engineers Sally Buechel and Ted Hildum prepare to load the Autonomous Modular Scanner into the Ikhana unmanned aircraft's payload pod.
ED07-0243-03 October 23, 2007 NASA Ames engineer Ted Hildum checks out the thermal-infrared scanner computer before it is loaded on NASA's Ikhana unmanned aircraft.
ED07-0210-3 September 13, 2007 Ikhana's AMS wildfire imaging components include (from left) the data system, scan head and enclosures for the data disks, GPS and power supplies and controls.
ED07-0186-22 August 9, 2007 NASA's Ikhana remotely piloted aircraft soars over smoky terrain during a wildfire imaging demonstration mission in the late summer of 2007.
ED07-0186-13 August 9, 2007 With its thermal-infared sensor pod under its left wing, NASA's Ikhana unmanned aircraft cruises over California during the Western States Fire Mission.
ED07-0186-04 August 9, 2007 With its sensor pod under its left wing, NASA's remotely piloted Ikhana unmanned aircraft cruises over California during the Western States Fire Mission.
ED07-0186-01 August 9, 2007 Carrying its sensor pod, NASA's remotely piloted Ikhana unmanned aircraft banks away during a checkout flight in the Western States Fire Mission.
 
ED07-0139-30 June 23, 2007 NASA's Ikhana unmanned science demonstration aircraft prepares for landing as it arrives at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
ED07-0139-26 June 23, 2007 NASA's Ikhana unmanned aircraft over Southern California's high desert during the ferry flight to its new home at the Dryden Flight Research Center.
ED07-0139-19 June 23, 2007 NASA's Ikhana unmanned science demonstration aircraft in flight during the ferry flight to its new home at the Dryden Flight Research Center.
ED07-0139-08 June 23, 2007 NASA's Ikhana unmanned science demonstration aircraft over the U.S. Borax mine, Boron, California, near the Dryden/Edwards Air Force Base complex.
ED07-0139-05 June 23, 2007 NASA's Ikhana unmanned science demonstration aircraft over the U.S. Borax mine, Boron, California, near the Dryden/Edwards Air Force Base complex.
ED07-0138-13 June 23, 2007 After arriving via a ferry flight on June 23, 2007, NASA's Ikhana aircraft is towed to a hangar at its new home, the Dryden Flight Research Center.
ED07-0138-04 June 23, 2007 NASA's Ikhana unmanned science demonstration aircraft on the runway at Edwards Air Force Base after its ferry flight to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.
ED07-0038-092 March 5, 2007 The narrow fuselage of NASA'S Ikhana unmanned science aircraft, a civil version of General Atomics' Predator B, is evident in this view from underneath.
ED07-0038-085 March 5, 2007 NASA's Ikhana, a civil variant of General Atomics' Predator B unmanned aircraft, takes to the sky for a morning checkout flight from the Grey Butte airfield.
ED07-0038-074 March 5, 2007 NASA's Ikhana unmanned science demonstration aircraft, a civil variant of General Atomics' Predator B, lifts off from Grey Butte airfield in California.
ED07-0038-072 March 5, 2007 A small nose-mounted television camera enables pilots of NASA's Ikhana unmanned science aircraft to view the flight path ahead.
ED07-0038-067 March 5, 2007 NASA's Ikhana unmanned science demonstration aircraft, a civil variant of General Atomics' Predator B, lifts off from Grey Butte airfield in California.
ED07-0038-058 March 5, 2007 An efficient turboprop engine and large fuel capacity enable NASA's Ikhana aircraft to remain aloft for up to 30 hours on science or technology flights.
ED07-0038-052 March 5, 2007 Its white surfaces in contrast with the deep blue sky, NASA's Ikhana unmanned science and technology development aircraft soars over California's high desert.
ED07-0038-045 March 5, 2007 Straight wings, a Y-tail and a pusher propeller distinguish NASA's Ikhana, a civil version of General Atomics' Predator B unmanned aircraft.
ED07-0038-038 March 5, 2007 NASA's Ikhana unmanned science aircraft ground control station includes consoles for two pilots and positions for scientists and engineers along the side.
ED07-0038-029 March 5, 2007 The bulging fairing atop the forward fuselage of NASA's Ikhana unmanned aircraft covers a variety of navigation, communications and science instruments.
ED07-0038-028 March 5, 2007 Narrow wings, a Y-tail and rear engine layout distinguish NASA's Ikhana aircraft, a civil variant of General Atomics' Predator B unmanned aircraft system.
ED07-0038-026 March 5, 2007 NASA's Ikhana unmanned long-endurance science aircraft, a civil variant of General Atomics' Predator B, takes to the sky over Southern California's high desert.
ED07-0038-017 March 5, 2007 Crew chief Joe Kinn gives NASA's Ikhana unmanned aircraft a final check during engine run-up prior to takeoff at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' airfield.
ED07-0038-016 March 5, 2007 Distinguished by its large nose payload bay, NASA's Ikhana unmanned aircraft does an engine run prior to takeoff from General Atomics' Grey Butte airfield.
ED07-0038-011 March 5, 2007 Bearing NASA tail number 870, NASA's Ikhana unmanned aircraft is a civil version of the Predator B designed for high-altitude, long-endurance science flights.
ED07-0038-008 March 5, 2007 Silhouetted by the morning sun, NASA's Ikhana, a civil version of the Predator B unmanned aircraft, is readied for flight By NASA Dryden crew chief Joe Kinn.
ED07-0038-004 March 5, 2007 NASA Dryden crew chief Joe Kinn gives final checks to NASA's Ikhana, a civil version of the Predator B unmanned aircraft, prior to a morning checkout flight.
 


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