To date, RASCAL has only flown on the T-39 at Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern
Shore. The instrument is based on the same platform as several other's in the Laser Remote
Sensing Branch here at Goddard, so it would be easily flown on their C-130 and P-3 (which
we have flown other instruments on).
The picture below is the T-39 in Portland Oregon at the Air National Guard's side of the airport. You can just make out the turning mirror below the plane (the thin object angled at about 45 degrees), which reflects the laser along the ground to a target some 20 to 30 meters behind the aircraft. This is used for range calibration and video camera bore sighting.
Here is another image of the T-39 while we are deployed at Bishop California.
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