Purpose of the flight and payload description

The first instrument is a photometer to make in situ observations of atmospheric ozone. The third instrument is a two-channel gas chromatograph that is designed for operation on balloons and remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) up to 32 km in altitude.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 6/10/1996 at 15:23 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 SF3-4.001-.8/.8-NA
Balloon serial number: R4.001-1-01
Flight identification number: 416N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 6/10/1996 at 20:12 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 5 h
Landing site: 13 miles E of Corona, Nuevo Mexico, US
Payload weight: 1889 lbs

External references

Images of the mission


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