Purpose of the flight and payload description
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 9/6/1978
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 206.713 m3 (15.24 microns - Stratofilm)
Flight identification number: 1083P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 9/6/1978
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 9 h 30 m
Payload weight: 812 kgs.
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- HFE 2 and L 43 - Two cold far-infrared sources Astronomical Journal, vol. 86, Feb. 1981, p. 276
- National Scientific Balloon Facility Annual Report FY 1978 National Center for Atmospheric Research, January 1979
- Observations of new far infrared sources in the Cepheus OB 3 molecular cloud Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 75, no. 1-2, May 1979, p. L1
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