ESA "AIR-SOS - Validating Detection of Marine Litter From Space
WHAT IS THE AIR-SOS STUDY ABOUT?
Aufwind's AIR-SOS Project Partners
Associated Partners within the Project
ABOUT THE LAKE BUCCANEER AND WHY WE ARE USING IT FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS
The Lake LA 4-200 was designed in the 1950s by David Thurston, a former Grumman engineer. It has been built over 1000 times between 1959 and 2003 in different varieties. It is built out of Aluminium hat has been hardened and corrosion proofed. The LA-4-200 ist powered by a Lycoming IO-360 air-cooled four-cylinder direct-drive aircraft engine with fuel injection with 150 kW (200 hp) power output.
On board the aircraft we have a pilot, a task specialist, emergency gear, marine tools, sensing and data processing equipment. We carry two bays for earth observation equipment in the wings.