Purpose of the flight and payload description

Superconductor magnet for measurements of the rigidity of cosmic rays by means of photographic techniques

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 11/13/1970 at 22:50 local
Launch site: Second Air Brigade, Paraná, Entre Rios, Argentine  
Balloon launched by: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) / CNIE
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Winzen - 15.000.000 cuft (0.6 mil. Stratofilm)
Flight identification number: 59N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 11/14/1970 at 13:50 local
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 15 h
Landing site: At 31º 29' S - 67º 22' W, near the town of Marayes, San Juan province
Campaign: GALAXIA 70  
Payload weight: 880 kgs

Succesfull cut down command transmited from the Guarani class chase plane

External references

Images of the mission

Superconductor magnet ready to flight on a balloon from the Parana Base - 1970

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