Purpose of the flight and payload description

Remote sensing of the upper atmosphere.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 12/3/1999 at 9:11 utc
Launch site: European Space Range, Kiruna, Sweden  
Balloon launched by: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon 330.000 m3 - SF3-11.82-.8/.8-NAR
Balloon serial number: W11.82-1E-23
Flight identification number: 476N
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 12/3/1999 at 15:13 utc
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 6 h 43 m
Landing site: 12 miles S of Orajarvi, Sweden
Campaign: SOLVE  
Gondola weight: 864 kgs

External references

Images of the mission

Gondola hanging test. Main balloon inflation. Main balloon inflation. Launch

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