Purpose of the flight and payload description

Tracking balloon launched in order to determinate that the flight trajectory of a balloon from the PEPP program (Planetary Entry Parachute Program) would pass over the White Sands Missile Range.

The payload consisted in an AMT-12 radiosonde, long duration batteries pack and a timer to sut down.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 8/28/1966 at 11:04 MST
Launch site: Roswell Industrial Air Center, New Mexico, US  
Balloon launched by: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories (AFCRL)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon 87 ft
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): ??/??/1966

After launch the balloon take a northerly path and passed over the Sacramento Mountains. The balloon was finished in the White Sands Missile Range, east of the so called "90 mile area".

At left a map of the trajectory of all support flights of the PEPP program. The flight path of this balloon is the marked with the number 1.

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