Purpose of the flight and payload description
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 6/1/1975
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 1.489.474 m3 (12.70 Microns - Stratofilm)
Flight identification number: 893P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 6/1/1975
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 13 h 20 m
Payload weight: 1463 kgs.
- Balloon bypasses Tucson Tucson Daily Citizen, Jun 2, 1975, Page 9
- National Scientific Balloon Facility Annual Report FY 1975 National Center for Atmospheric Research, November 1975
- NSBF launches record balloon NCAR newsletter, Vol. 2 Nº 8, September 1975
- Progress in Scientific Balloon Technology in European Programmes on Sounding-Rocket and Balloon Research in the Auroral Zone, May 1976, p. 283
Images of the mission
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