Purpose of the flight and payload description

This detector system is a Cerenkov-Range-dE/dx experiment and utilizes range and trajectory detectors made of scintillating optical fibers, a fused silica Cerenkov counter, and plastic scintillator dE/dx counters to determine the charge and mass of cosmic ray nuclei.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 8/28/1988 at 11:50 utc
Launch site: Prince Albert Airport, Saskatchewan, Canada  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon SF3-424.37-080-NSCR-02
Balloon serial number: W29.47-2-05
Flight identification number: 256N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 8/29/1988 at 13:05 utc
Landing site: 3 miles ESE of Malta, Montana, US

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