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HALO History

The table below list the most important milestones and events in the HALO past, including the scientific missions. The table is in the works and is currently not yet complete.

 

2016
Dec 7-9 NARVAL2-EUREC4A Workshop
(Cologne, Germany)
Wiebke Schubotz
Dec 5 - Dec 16 Certification flight tests for EMeRGe exterior configuration
(Oberpfaffenhofen)
Katrin Witte
Dec 5 - Dec 16 Flight tests for KITsonde certification planned, but had to be cancelled due to technical reasons with the sondes
(Oberpfaffenhofen)
Andreas Minikin
Nov 30 - Dec 2 CoMet Science Workshop
(DLR-IPA, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
Andreas Fix
Nov 21 - Dec 2 Airworthiness review checks, internal flights
(Geneva, Oberpfaffenhofen)
Katrin Witte
Nov 14 HALO-WLA meeting
(Frankfurt, Germany)
Katrin Witte
Nov 9-10 POLSTRACC workshop
(Bad Bergzabern, Germany)
Björn-Martin Sinnhuber, Hermann Oelhaf
Oct 31 - Nov 18 Fit check for EMeRGe cabin configuration, Certification flight tests for EMeRGe exterior configuration were planned, but could not be done because of unsuitable weather conditions
(Oberpfaffenhofen)
Katrin Witte
Oct 24-26 ACRIDICON CHUVA workshop
(Mainz, Germany)
Gunda Nitzsche or
Manfred Wendisch
Sep 20 HALO-WLA meeting
(Leipzig, Germany)
Helmut Ziereis
Sep 19-21 HALO DFG-SPP colloquium: presentation of new HALO missions 2019-2022
(Leipzig, Germany)
More information..
Manfred Wendisch
Sep 7 Preliminary Design Review (PDR) meeting for certification of COMET mission
(Oberpaffenhofen, Germany)
Martina Hierle
Aug 31 - Oct 25NAWDEX mission
(Keflavik, Sep 17 until Oct 18, 2016)
Katrin Witte
June 20 - Aug 30NARVAL 2 mission
(Barbados, Aug 8 until Aug 30, 2016)
Katrin Witte
May 11-12 User workshop NARVAL 2
(Köln, Germany)
Lutz Hirsch
May 4 Critical Design Review (CDR) for NARVAL 2/NAWDEX mission certifications
(Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
Katrin Witte
May 9-31Aircraft Maintenance
(Geneva, Oberpfaffenhofen)
Katrin Witte
April 28 EMeRGe kick-off meeting
(Bremen, Germany)
Lola Andres Hernandez
March 29 - April 29iLOADS mission
(Oberpfaffenhofen)
Martina Hierle

 

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2012
June 2012 Link to HALO database created
2010
October 28 First HALO flight with operational scientific instruments. Aboard HALO were instruments from the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the universities Leipzig, Mainz and Wuppertal and the DLR Oberpfaffenhofen. See some images in the gallery.
October 23 First test flight of the HALO Techno - Mission.
July 28 HALO - Status, 28. 7. 2010
June 2 Meeting of the HALO Scientific Advisory Committee
March 11-12 Evaluation of the HALO DFG-SPP in Oberpfaffenhofen
February 10 Meeting of the HALO Scientific Advisory Committee
2009
November 26 to January 30, 2010 Aircraft maintenance and warranty works at Gulfstream / Savannah
November 17 Meeting of the HALO board of trustees in Oberpfaffenhofen
November 12 and 13 First successful flight testing of the Basic Halo Measurement and Sensor System including tower fly by and wing by wing flight with the Falcon (photo gallery)
October 13 Meeting of the HALO Scientific Advisory Committee
July 2 Meeting of the HALO Scientific Advisory Committee
March 10 Meeting of the HALO Scientific Advisory Committee
February to March Groundvibration Test of HALO in Oberpfaffenhofen
January 24 HALO transfer flight to DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany (see photo gallery)
2008
December-January HALO acceptance at Savannah and transfer to Germany
December 4 Meeting of the HALO board of trustees (Kuratorium) in Oberpfaffenhofen
November FAA / LBA inspection
October 10 Meeting of the HALO Scientific Advisory Committee
September to October Exterior Painting
July to September Interior installation in Savannah
June to July Flight testing in Savannah
July 9 Topping out ceremony of the HALO hangar
May 21 Meeting of the HALO Scientific Advisory Committee (WLA)
April 3 Laying of the cornerstone of the HALO hangar
2007
December 08 HALO left Oberpfaffenhofen for Savannah / Georgia. At Gulfstream the HALO aircraft will be completed, outfitted, painted and certified.
November 23 First meeting of the official HALO Scientific Advisory Committee (WLA)
First meeting of the HALO board of trustees (Kuratorium)
October 8/9 User Workshop in Oberpfaffenhofen.
July 10 Interior Critical Design Review in Oberpfaffenhofen.
June 13 Next Meeting of the HALO Scientific Advisory Committee.
March 31 Subcontractor for external stores and belly pod selected.
March 22 Workshop on belly pod and usage of belly bod in Oberpfaffenhofen.
March 19/20 Evaluation of the DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm Atmospheric and Earth system research with the research aircraft HALO.
March 15 PMS Workshop in Oberpfaffenhofen.
February 5-9 Critical Design Review for HALO (modifications) in Savannah. All essential design criteria are now frozen.
2006
November 29-30 DFG Meeting (SPP 1294) in Frankfurt: Atmospheric and Earth System Research with the "High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft".
November 27 Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee in Frankfurt.
November 21 User Workshop in Oberpfaffenhofen: Certification Issues of HALO.
October 16-20 Technical Interface Meeting in Savannah.
September 26-27 Lower Panel Critical Design Review in Oberpfaffenhofen.
May 24 A workshop on wing pod issues and PMS probes for HALO was held in Oberpfaffenhofen on May 24.
May 8-12 The Preliminary Design Review for HALO took place from May 8 to May 12 at the Gulfstream Facility in Savannah / USA.
April 25 The arrival of the green HALO aircraft in Oberpfaffenhofen was on April 25, 2006 (see Photo Gallery). Subsequently the aircraft will be modified by RUAG.
March 9 A meeting of the HALO user community took place at the DLR in Cologne. The main topic has been the discussion of the agreement between DLR and partners on the future operation of HALO and its administrative and financial aspects.
February 22 Meeting of the HALO Scientific Advisory Committee took place on February 22 in Frankfurt.
January 17-20 Manufacturing Review Meeting in Oberpfaffenhofen
January 19 Kick-off meeting of the HALO Virtual Institute in Oberpfaffenhofen.
2005
November 7 Issue of the Cerificate of Airworthiness for the HALO - Aircraft; Gulfstream G 550 S/N 5093
November 3 First flight of the HALO green aircraft.
September 28-29 Preliminary Design Review in Oberpfaffenhofen
July 18 Meeting of the HALO Scientific Advisory Committee in Frankfurt
June 2 - 3 Workshop on inlets for HALO in Leipzig
April 19-20 System Review Meeting with Gulfstream at Savannah
March 17 Meeting of the HALO Scientific Advisory Committee in Oberpfaffenhofen
March 16 HALO user Workshop in Oberpfaffenhofen: Planning of Scientific Missions with HALO
February 16 Contract Award to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation: Construction and Modification of the HALO aircraft
2004
October 18 Second HALO user workshop at the MPG in Munich
September 13 The Federal Ministry of Education and Research announces that HALO will be funded
2003
February 5 In a press release the Federal Ministry of Education and Research announces that HALO will be realized on a medium term
2002
November 15 Science Council recommends realization of HALO
October 15 / 16 First HALO user workshop at the DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen
2001
December Evaluation of the HALO Proposal by the Science Council Working Group on Large-Scale Facilities
January Submission of the Proposal for HALO to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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