Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/7/1997 at 16:16 utc
Launch site: Scientific Flight Balloon Facility, Fort Sumner, (NM), US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Raven 40L - 1.100.000 m3
Balloon serial number: W39.57-2-21
Flight identification number: 430N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/8/1997 at 10:06 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 18 h 30 m
Landing site: W Oklahoma City, US
Payload weight: 5993 lbs

Two complementary experiments for imaging hard X-ray by a telescope using a coded-aperture mask and a NaI/CsI phoswich detector operating in the energy range 20--600 keV

External references

Images of the mission

         

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