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The “High Altitude and long Range Aircraft” (HALO) is a platform for atmospheric and Earth System research. It is in operation since 2010, conducting a multitude of research missions and thus providing valuable insights into several scientific fields.

Numerous in-situ and remote sensing instruments are certified for the operation on HALO. Hence, a flexible, modular scientific payload can be integrated on HALO, allowing for a custom-tailored instrumentation for each research mission.

Currently, more than 30 German scientific institutes are involved in research missions deploying HALO. Thereby, we strive forr a better understanding of Earth’s atmosphere and climate system.