Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 4/4/2000 at 00:12
Launch site: European Space Range, Kiruna, Sweden  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 100z 100.000 m3
Balloon serial number: 100Z Nº 110
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 4/4/2000 at ~ 4:15
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 4 h
Campaign: THESEO 2000  
Payload weight: 600 kgs
Gondola weight: 280 kgs

External references

Images of the mission

Archeops gondola with star sensor, pivot and telemetry Another view of the Archeops gondola with star sensor, pivot and telemetry The Archeops gondola ready to be launched Main balloon inflation Archeops hanging from the auxiliary balloons just before release

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