Purpose of the flight and payload description

Space biology experience

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 7/4/1985
Launch site: Base di Lancio Luigi Broglio, Trapani, Sicily, Italy  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Winzen - 350.000 m3
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/4/1985
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 1 h 5 m
Landing site: 30 km from the launch site
Campaign: ODISSEA 85  
Overall weight: 818 kgs

After a succesfull launch by dynamic method using a the launch crane, the balloon burst on ascent at 19000 mts.

The payload was recovered at 30 km from the launch site.

It was tried to make a transmediterranean flight towards Spain.

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