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: 8/9/1991 at 2:07 utc
Launch site: Lynn Lake Airport, Manitoba, Canada  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon SF3-424.37-080-NSCHR-ST
Balloon serial number: W29.47-2-20
Flight identification number: 314N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 8/10/1991 at 4:19 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 22 h
Landing site: 75 miles N of Peace River, Alberta, Canada

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