Russian High-Altitude Aircraft to Take Part in European Research Project StratoClim
JSC “Myasishchev Experimental Machine-Building Plant” (part of “United Aircraft Corporation”) and the German Alfred Wegener Institute (Potsdam, Germany) signed a contract on the use of the Russian high-altitude aircraft M-55 “Geophysics” in European research project StratoClim to study the atmosphere and the Earth’s climate.
The start of operations in the framework of the project is scheduled for January 2016. Basic research missions will be carried out in the summer of 2016 in India, the press service of JSC “UAC” reports.
“Our machine is capable of flying at an altitude of 21.5 km and carry up to 2 tons of scientific equipment. These characteristics make it ideal for studying the composition of the atmosphere, global climate, space, astrophysical and astronomical observations, the completion of satellite remote sensing equipment,” Gennady Belyaev, Chief Designer of Myasishchev Experimental Machine-Building Plant said.