Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/24/1997 at 13:24 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 40H - 1.100.000 m3
Balloon serial number: W39.57-3-09
Flight identification number: 433N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/24/1997 at 17:31 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 5 h
Landing site: 13 miles of Corona, New Mexico, US
Payload weight: 7788 lbs

Balloon worked well but payload failed.

External references

Images of the mission

 

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