Purpose of the flight and payload description

A balloon-borne magnetic spectrometer to study cosmic rays.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/16/1998 at 12:42 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 39.570.000 cuft - SF3-39.57-.8/.8/.8/.8-NHR
Balloon serial number: W39.57-3-13
Flight identification number: 448N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/16/1998 at 14:23 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 1 h
Landing site: Balloon failure. Payload landed 2.6 miles SE of Ragland, New Mexico, US

The balloon was prematurely terminated for operational reasons (due to a failure of the balloon collar).

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