Purpose of the flight and payload description
There is no data available on the purpose of the flight or the experiments performed. The balloon was released from Holloman Air Force Base, on March 14 1950. It was followed by the tracking aircraft into western Virginia where it was lost. The termination system onboard failed and the balloon continued its flight crossing the Atlantic Ocean. It landed on March 16 in Northeastern Algeria.
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 3/14/1950
Launch site: Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico, US
Balloon launched by: Holloman Air Force Base
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 3/16/1950
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 2 d
Landing site: In NE Algeria
- Development and utilization of constant-level balloons Eos Trans. AGU, 31( 6), 843
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