Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 4/5/1972
Launch site: Australian Balloon Launching Station, Alice Springs, Australia  
Balloon launched by: ABLS Mildura
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Winzen Stratofilm 46.100.000 cuft - Natural Shape (0.5 mils) - 2 Caps (0.7 mils)
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 4/6/1972
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 26 h 55 m
Payload weight: 1834 lbs

Postal cover issued on launch day commemorating the flight

External references

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