Description of the payload

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 4/30/1997 at 15:17 utc
Launch site: Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska, US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Raven 23H - 600.000 m3 - AF-392.73-080-NSCR-02
Balloon serial number: W23.50-393-551-0.8/2
Flight identification number: 429N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 4/30/1997 at 23:18 utc
Balloon flight duration (d:days / h:hours / m:minutes): 8 h 50 m
Landing site: 10 miles SW of Bettles, Alaska, US
Campaign: ILAS instrument validation campaign.  
Payload weight: 4119 lbs

Succesful cut-down command.The flight was terminated near the edge of the Brooks Mountain Range

External references

Images of the mission

         

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