Purpose of the flight and payload description

The AFGL/Epsilon aerosol spectrometer is a two-channel high resolution forward scattering instrument of advanced design, specially designed for operating up to stratospheric altitudes, with very high sizing resolution.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/27/1980 at 13:00 utc
Launch site: Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico, US  
Balloon launched by: Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (AFGL)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Winzen 5.025.000 cuft (1.0 Mils Cap. 1.0 mils- Stratofilm)
Balloon serial number: 238.85 1.0 NSCR 1.0 Cap. SN:91
Flight identification number: RV-2
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 6 h 45 m
Payload weight: 1762 lbs

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