Purpose of the flight and payload description

Engineering evaluation of a heavy load tandem system utilizing a scrim top balloon and a polyethylene main balloon

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 2/16/1972
Launch site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas, US  
Balloon launched by: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Schjeldhal - 250.000 cuft (GT-12 Mylar) + 6.870.000 cuft (1.8 mil)
Balloon serial number: Main balloon Serial Nº 2
Flight identification number: 660PT
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 1 h 15 m
Payload weight: 9.401 lb

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