Description of the payload

At the beginning of each launch campaign, the technicians of the balloons division of the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) perform an initial launch called "opening flight" wich technological aim is to test several systems to be used during the rest of the campaign.

Sometimes, this flights are used to send aloft small scientific experiments.

Details of the balloon flight and scientific outcome

Launch site: Centre de Lancement de Ballons CLBA, Aire Sur L'Adour, Landes, France  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  

The balloon was launched at 10 am local time on September 22th, 2005 using the dynamic method with help of an auxiliary balloon.

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External references and bibliographical sources

Images of the mission

Launch Initial ascent phase. The auxiliary balloon still holds the main mayload The auxiliary balloon release his load The main balloon start the ascent The balloon passing directly overhead