Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRC

Current Status:
UAVSAR (ends 09/29/23)

The NASA C-20A (Gulfstream III) is a business jet that has been structurally modified and instrumented by NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center to serve as a multi-role cooperative research platform for the earth science community and a variety of flight research customers. This particular aircraft, which carries the military designation of C-20A, was obtained from the U.S. Air Force in 2003.

NASA802 can support a single science flight up to ~6.0 flight hours. In addition, NASA802 can also support two science flights in one day up to 9.0 total flight hours with one ground crew.

NASA Armstrong (Dryden) Flight Research Center
Conventional Aircraft
7.0 hours (payload and weather dependent)
Useful Payload: 
2,500 lbs
Gross Take-off Weight: 
69,700 lbs
Onboard Operators: 
10 Aircrew
Max Altitude: 
Air Speed: 
460 knots
3,400 Nmi
NASA SMD User Fee per Hour: 
Point(s) of Contact: 

Ken Norlin

Work: (661) 276-2046
Mobile: (661) 816-6458
Individual Aircraft Details: 

N802NA (NASA802) based at Palmdale/Bldg 703
  Year built: 1983
  Year entered ASP service: 2008