Purpose of the flight and payload description

The AFGL/Epsilon aerosol spectrometer is a two-channel high resolution forward scattering instrument of advanced design, specially designed for operating up to stratospheric altitudes, with very high sizing resolution.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/17/1973
Launch site: Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico, US  
Balloon launched by: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories (AFCRL)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
Flight identification number: FR-1
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/17/1973
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 8 h
Landing site: 38 miles N of El Paso, Texas, US

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