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: 9/28/1972
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 (0.7 mils.) 2 Caps. (0.7 Mils) Stratofilm
Balloon serial number: SN:34
Flight identification number: Raven Nº 1340
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/30/1972
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 39 h 10 m
Campaign: SKYHOOK 72  
Payload weight: 2798 lbs.

External references

  • 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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