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What is this?

This is HALO-DB, the web platform of a data retrieval and long-term archiving system.

It was established to hold and manage a wide range of data based on, or related to observations of the HALO research aircraft.

The HALO-DB may also be used for sharing data of scientific missions involving other DLR aircraft or in-situ instruments.


Please see the introduction to learn more.

What kind of data will be archived?

HALO-DB is open to datasets with the following characteristics:

Access to HALO-DB

The metadata (see glossary) of uploaded datasets are publicly available.

The primary data (see glossary) of uploaded datasets are available to all registered members of the particular mission. They become publicly available after a waiting period (see glossary).

Please see the introduction to get more information about upload and download access.


Most recent missions

Ongoing missions

There is no mission currently going on.

upcoming missions


Photos of the HALO research aircraft

Slide 1
The airborne research platform HALO
Photo provided by DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Slide 2
HALO in flight
Photo provided by DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Slide 23
HALO on its way to Oberpfaffenhofen (2006)
Photo provided by DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Slide 3
HALO: The jet engine Rolls-Royce BR 710
Photo provided by Rico Hengst (CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0)
Slide 3
HALO: external instruments TGI & HAI
Photo provided by Rico Hengst (CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0)
Slide 3
HALO in flight with the Belly Pod
Photo provided by DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Slide 3
Head-on view of HALO
Photo provided by Rico Hengst (CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Latest Uploads

New data from recent missions or updates of existing datasets.