Purpose of the flight and payload description

A cooled telescope (250 mm, F/2) designed and prepared for measurements of local and cosmological near Infrared backgrounds.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 6/13/1995 at 1:22 utc
Launch site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas, US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon SF3-392.73-080-NSCR-02
Balloon serial number: W23.50-3-06
Flight identification number: 1542P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 6/13/1995 at 11:50 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 7 h 42 m
Landing site: 12 miles SW of Brady, Texas, US

External references

Images of the mission


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