AVAPS Launchers


Generally speaking, AVAPS Launchers fall in a range of "automated", but for the sake of clarity, they typically are either manually operated, or automatically controlled.  As would be expected, the automated launchers are much more complex, but the gains are a much simpler interaction with AVAPS.  Manual systems are still used by the bulk of AVAPS community, but there is growing interest in automated systems.

Manual Launchers

Automated Launchers

Currently, there are only 2 fully automated AVAPS Launchers.  One is implemented on the NSF/NCAR G-V and the other is on the NASA Global Hawk.