Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 3/13/1974
Launch site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas, US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Winzen 329.213 m3 (12.70 Microns - Stratofilm)
Flight identification number: 812P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 3/13/1974
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 4 h 50 m
Payload weight: 523 Kgs.

External references

Images of the mission

The instrument used to measure the spectrum of the 2.7 K relinct radiation from the hot primeval fireball epoch of a big bang origin of the Universe just before launch from Palestine, Texas, on 13 March 1974        

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