Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 2/3/1995 at 5:59 utc
Launch site: European Space Range, Kiruna, Sweden  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 100z Zodiac - 100.000 m3
Balloon serial number: 100Z Nº 66
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 2/3/1995 at ~ 8:50
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 2 h 55 m
Landing site: between Oulu and Helsinki in Finland.
Campaign: SESAME (Second European Stratospheric Arctic and Midlatitude Experiment)  
Payload weight: 686 kgs
Gondola weight: 337 kgs

External references

Images of the mission

This photo shows the gondola about an hour before launch.

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