Purpose of the flight and payload description

A coded aperture telescope designed for imaging observations of galactic and extra-galactic gamma-ray sources. Several observations of sources in the galactic plane and center.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 10/6/1995 at 22:24 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 N17E-8/8/8T-39.00
Balloon serial number: R39.00-2-105
Flight identification number: 405N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 10/10/1995 at 7:37 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 34 h
Landing site: 140 miles NW of Boulia, Queensland, Australia
Payload weight: 4959 lbs

External references

Images of the mission


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