Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 8/15/1998 at 6:38
Launch site: European Space Range, Kiruna, Sweden  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 100z 100.000 m3
Balloon serial number: 100Z Nº 97
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 8/15/1998 at ~ 8:30
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 1 h 52 m
Landing site: Near launch site.
Campaign: SABINE (Summer Arctic Balloon International Experiment)  
Payload weight: 718 kgs
Gondola weight: 420 kgs

External references

Images of the mission

View of the ORION's system test (the parachute is in the red bag) Parachte deployment sequence just after the gondola release Controlled flight and land approach sequence.

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