Purpose of the flight and payload description
Details of the balloon flight
Balloon launched on: 2/18/1999 at 18.40
Launch site: European Space Range, Kiruna, Sweden
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Montgolfier Infrared 45.000 m3
Balloon serial number: MIR 45 Nº 13
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 2/25/1999 at ~ 19.00
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 7 d
Landing site: In Siberia on the russian federation.
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: 70 kgs
Gondola weight: 44 kgs