Details of the balloon and launch operations
Launch site: Scientific Flight Balloon Facility, New Mexico, US
Launch team: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF)
Balloon: Open balloon (zero pressure) Raven - 29.470.000 cuft
Serial number: -
Flight identification number: 557NT
Payload weight: -
Gondola weight: -
Overall weight: -
The balloon was launched by dynamic method with assistance from launch vehicle on August 26th at 15:20 utc.
After a nominal ascent phase the balloon started to move to the east and when reached the float altitude of near 120.000 feet while in the vertical of the town of House, acquired the final flight path orientation due to the west, as can be seen in the map at left (click to enlarge).
The flight was terminated with the separation of the payload at 19:30 utc near Estancia, New Mexico.
Description of the payload or experiment
STRATOFILM SF-450 (Technological Flight)
Responsable institution: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF)
Principal Investigator: Dany Ball
Flight qualification mission for the Stratofilm SF-450 balloon.
Performance in flight and data obtained
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