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: 6/1/1992 at 7:47 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 SF3-480.10-080-NSCH-04-ST
Balloon serial number: W39.96-3-10
Flight identification number: 335N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 6/1/1992 at 19:34 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 10 h
Landing site: Mantuan Downs, Queensland, Australia
- High energy astronomy program at UCSD Advances in Space Research Volume 14, Issue 2, Pag. 151
- Information about HEXAGONE Gamma-Ray Astronomy group of the University of California website
- NASA Balloon Flights (1989-1998) in NASA Historical Data Book, Vol. VII: NASA Launch Systems, Space Transportation, Human Spaceflight, and Space Science, 1989-1998
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