Flying Test Beds
NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, has received major upgrades to its telescope control and avionics systems that will significantly improve their efficiency and operability. The upgrades enhance the pointing and tracking capabilities of the observatory's telesco...
Honeywell's Boeing 757 flying test bed via @aviationweek with @BoeingAirplanes
747 flying test bed -- Aviation Week photo
The UK's flying test bed -- World's first STOVL aircraft automatic landing on HMS Invincible