Purpose of the flight and payload description

Cosmic ray detector originally intended to flight on board a satellite. The purpose of this flight was to test the system on board a zero pressure balloon on a long duration flight.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 8/13/1979 at 16:25
Launch site: Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Norway  
Balloon launched by: Danish Meteorological Institute ? O Andoya ?
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 8/29/1979
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 17 d

Signal of the balloon lost over Greenland

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