Description of the payload

 

Details of the balloon flight and scientific outcome

Launch site: Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska, US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Raven 11L - 335.000 m3 - SF3-11.82-.8/.8-NA
Balloon serial number: W11.82-1E-02
Flight identification number: 436N
Campaign: POLARIS  
Payload weight: 2875 lbs

External references and bibliographical sources

Images of the mission

The gondola containing all the instrumentation hanging from the arm of the crane used as launch vehicle. The balloon fully inflated. In the foreground the chase plane ready to follow it. Image of the launch of the balloon carrying the MKIV interferometer Image of the previous touch down seconds The MKIV gondola in the landing site