Purpose of the flight and payload description

An onboard imaging experiment provided live videos of portions of the flight.

In addition to the onboard imaging experiment was a high altitude air sampling experiment that collected eight air samples taken from 65,600 feet to 71,350 feet.

There also were two Global Positioning System (GPS) experiments.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 8/22/1998 at 10:44 utc
Launch site: Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, US  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon SF3-0.197-.8/0-NHR
Balloon serial number: R0.197-0-05
Flight identification number: 458N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 8/22/1998 at 13:26 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 2h 42 m
Landing site: Hyghway 13, near Birdnest, Virginia, US

External references

Images of the mission


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