Purpose of the flight and payload description
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 7/21/1956 at 17:18 ?
Launch site: USS Colonial (LSD-18) navegando a 300 millas al oeste de la costa de California (Lat. 29.75º N - Lon. 121.50º O)
Balloon launched by: Winzen Research Inc.
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon
Balloon serial number: 72.3-150-V-154
Flight identification number: WRI 670
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/21/1956
Landing site: Payload no recoverable
In the launch records the rocket reached merely to 11 km od height. Probably the balloon was launched succesfully but the rocket failed to ignite.
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 ignition failed.
- Rockoon launch from USS Colonial at Encyclopedia Astronautica
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