Purpose of the flight and payload description

The instrument is a high resolution gamma-ray spectrometer and consists of an array of twelve cooled germanium detectors.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/22/1989 at 20:45 utc
Launch site: Australian Balloon Launching Station, Alice Springs, Australia  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon N29-8/8/8T.28.40
Balloon serial number: R28.40-2-118
Flight identification number: 270N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/23/1989 at 16:56 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 5 h
Landing site: 130 miles WSW of Mackay, Queensland, Australia

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