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: 10/20/1972 at 13:55 utc
Launch site: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada  
Balloon launched by: Raven Industries Inc.
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Winzen 18.500.000 cuft Natural Shape (0.6 mils.) 2 Caps. (0.6 Mils) Stratofilm
Balloon serial number: SN:8
Flight identification number: Raven Nº 1342
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 10/20/1972
Landing site: Ground Abort
Campaign: SKYHOOK 72  
Payload weight: 1648 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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