Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 7/19/1956 at 15:21 ?
Launch site: USS Colonial (LSD-18) navegando a 300 millas al oeste de la costa de California (Lat. 30.25º N - Lon. 121.67º O)
Balloon launched by: Winzen Research Inc.
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
Balloon serial number: 72.3-150-V-158
Flight identification number: WRI 668
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/19/1956
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.

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