Purpose of the flight and payload description

An experiment that made a map of the Cosmic Microwave Background first order (dipole) anisotropy and set stringent limits on higher order CMB anisotropies. It was a test bed and precursor for the 90 GHz (3-mm wavelength) of the COBE satellite.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 11/19/1982 at 17:16
Launch site: Balloon Launch Sector, Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil  
Balloon launched by: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon 74.000 m3
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 11/19/1982
Landing site: Found after two years in a forest in Tapiraí , Sao Paulo, Brazil

No data if was completed the separation of the scientific experience from the balloon.

External references

Images of the mission

  Launch of the balloon carrying the 90 Ghz Radiometer Initial ascent phase    

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