Purpose of the flight and payload description

The instrument consisted of three major components a charge measuring module, a spark chamber for determining particle trajectories, and a ionization spectrometer for measuring total energy.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 11/11/1970
Launch site: Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico, US  
Balloon launched by: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories (AFCRL)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Mylar Scrim 26.000.000 cuft
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 14 h 25 m
Payload weight: 6000 pounds

In this flight measurements of the differential energy spectra of the heavy nuclei of the galactic cosmic radiation were acomplished.

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