Purpose of the flight and payload description
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 7/17/1956 at 15:40 ?
Launch site: USS Colonial (LSD-18) navegando a 300 millas al oeste de la costa de California (Lat. 29.68º N - Lon. 121.57º O)
Balloon launched by: Winzen Research Inc.
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Winzen 150.000 ft3
Balloon serial number: 72.3-150-V-157
Flight identification number: WRI 666
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/17/1956 at ??
Landing site: Payload no recoverable
Succesfull launch and float altitude reached
Rocket launched from a balloon carrying X-Ray, Lyman Alpha radiation sensors and telemetry devices.
The main objective of the flight was to study the behavior of the ionosphere during a solar flare.
After reaching float altitude the rocket was ignited and reached an apogee of 120 kms.
- Rockoon launch from USS Colonial at Encyclopedia Astronautica
Images of the mission
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