Purpose of the flight and payload description

These instruments will measure pressure, temperature and composition of various chemicals such as Ozone and CFC-gases. Measurements will answer questions concerning the origin and composition of the air in the Arctic polar vortex.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 11/19/1999 at 4:37 utc
Launch site: European Space Range, Kiruna, Sweden  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon 113.000 m3 - SF3-4.001-.8/.8-NA
Balloon serial number: R4.00-1-17
Flight identification number: 475N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 11/19/1999 at 9:27 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 5 h 18 m
Landing site: 9 miles S of Kittila, Sweden
Campaign: SOLVE  
Overall weight: 1357 kg

External references

Images of the mission

Gondola preparation. Main balloon inflation.      

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