Purpose of the flight and payload description

There is no data available on the purpose of the flight or the experiments performed. Below there is a link to the only known reference.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 9/13/1972
Launch site: Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport, Missouri, US  
Balloon launched by: Raven Industries Inc.
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Winzen 15.000.000 cuft Natural Shape (0.6 mils.) 2 Caps. (0.6 Mils) Stratofilm
Balloon serial number: SN:36
Flight identification number: Raven Nº 1337
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/14/1972
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 22 h 45 m
Campaign: SKYHOOK 72  
Payload weight: 2054 lbs.

External references

  • Isotopic Composition of Heavy Cosmic Rays Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Dept. of Physics Technical report (1973)
  • Flight Summary of balloons made of Stratofilm - 1971 to 1972, Technical report, Winzen Research International. Circa 1973 - Stratocat's private collection

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