Purpose of the flight and payload description

Flight qualification mission for a new balloon

Video footage of balloon at sunset

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/27/2008 at 15:30
Launch site: Scientific Flight Balloon Facility, Fort Sumner, (NM), US  
Balloon launched by: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Raven - 34.000.000 cu ft
Flight identification number: 588NT
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/28/2008 at 21:50
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): ~ 30 h
Landing site: NW of Hamlin, Texas, US

External references

Images of the mission

         

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