Purpose of the flight and payload description

 

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 6/23/1999 at 06:45
Launch site: Aérodrome de Gap-Tallard, Haute Alpes, France  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 100sf Zodiac - 100.000 m3
Balloon serial number: 100 SF Nº 228
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 6/23/1999 at ~ 14:40
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 7 h 54 m
Payload weight: 479 kgs
Gondola weight: 167 kgs

External references

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

Images of the mission

 

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