Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 4/15/1999 at 17:00
Launch site: Centre de Lancement de Ballons CLBA, Aire Sur L'Adour, Landes, France  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 10zl Zodiac - 10.000 m3
Balloon serial number: 10ZL Nº 82
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 4/15/1999 at ~ 20:00
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 3 h
Campaign: THESEO (Third European Stratospheric Experiment on Ozone) take place during 1998-99 to improve the understanding of the causes of ozone depletion over Europe and other mid-latitude regions. It involved more than 400 scientists from over 20 countries.
Payload weight: 118 kgs
Gondola weight: 42 kgs

External references

  • SAOZ flight list Florence Goutail website, Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales

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