Purpose of the flight and payload description

A balloon borne tunable diode laser spectrometer devoted to in-situ measurements, in high troposphere and stratosphere, of methane and water vapour.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/10/1999 at 17:53
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 35SF Zodiac - 35.000 m3
Balloon serial number: 35 SF Nº 92
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/10/1999 at ~ 22:00
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 4 h 9 m
Payload weight: 378 kgs
Gondola weight: 115 kgs

External references

Images of the mission

SDLA-LAMA instrument before launch Landing place.      

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