Purpose of the flight and payload description

Infrared Telescope

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 7/29/1987 at 6:15 utc
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 Zodiac 600.000 m3
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/30/1987 at 3:20 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 22 h 5 m
Landing site: Near Sevilla, Spain
Campaign: ODISSEA 87  
Payload weight: 3229 kgs
Overall weight: 3229 kgs

External references

Images of the mission

Recovery of the Argo telescope from a river in Spain (Image: Nos Premières Années dans l'Espace)

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