Purpose of the flight and payload description

A balloon-borne remote sensing instrument, which measures the concentration of various key species involved in ozone depletion. It uses a Fourier transform spectrometer with two very sensitive detectors to simultaneously detect the molecules with very high sensitivity. Ninth flight - UARS instrument validation data campaign.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/15/1994 at 12:37 utc
Launch site: Scientific Flight Balloon Facility, Fort Sumner, (NM), US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon N29EX-8/8/8T-28.40
Balloon serial number: R28.40-2X-104
Flight identification number: 378N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/5/1994 at 12:37 utc
Landing site: 35 miles W of Pueblo, Colorado, US

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Images of the mission

     

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