Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 3/24/1998 at 15:00
Launch site: Virgen del Camino Airport, León, Spain  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 100z Zodiac - 100.000 m3
Balloon serial number: 100Z Nº 40
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 3/24/1998 at ~ 20:10
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 5 h 10 m
Payload weight: 902 kgs
Gondola weight: 475 kgs

External references

  • CNES balloon division operations logs provided to StratoCat by Mr. Pierre Faucon

Images of the mission

     

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