Purpose of the flight and payload description

Is an instrument designed to search for cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy. It consists of a cryogenic differential Fourier transform spectrometer coupled to an off-axis prime focus telescope. This was their second flight.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 8/25/1998 at 00:08 utc
Launch site: Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Palestine, Texas, US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon 800.000 m3 - SF3-29.47-.8/.8/.8-NA
Balloon serial number: W29.47.2X-29
Flight identification number: 1564P
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 8/25/1998 at 8:23 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): F 5 h 20 m

After a successful launch 5 hours of flight at float altitude. The instrument was recovered with minimal damage.

External references

Images of the mission

BAM's initial ensamblage BAM id holded by Balloon inflation Tiny TIM releasing BAM Balloon's initial ascent phase

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