Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 7/24/1956 at 14:07 ?
Launch site: USS Colonial (LSD-18) navegando a 300 millas al oeste de la costa de California (Lat. 29.75º N - Lon. 121.75º O)
Balloon launched by: Winzen Research Inc.
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
Balloon serial number: 72.3-150-V-149
Flight identification number: WRI 672
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/24/1956
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.

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