Purpose of the flight and payload description

A 15 plate (1x1 mts) spark chamber triggered by a time of flight system between two plates of scinitllators 1.9 m apart

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 2/7/1977 at 6:30
Launch site: Guaratinguetá Air Base, Sao Paulo, Brazil  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 350sf  
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 2/7/1977 at 13.40
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 7 h
Landing site: In Umuarama, Paraná, Brazil

External references

Images of the mission

Drawing of the AGATHE experiment Drawing of AGATHE function

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