Purpose of the flight and payload description


Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/4/2001 at 08:12
Launch site: Centre de Lancement de Ballons CLBA, Aire Sur L'Adour, Landes, France  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model 350sf Zodiac - 350.000 m3
Balloon serial number: 350SF Nº 116
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/4/2001 at ~ 11:30
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 3 h 10 m
Payload weight: 546 kgs
Gondola weight: 162 kgs

External references

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

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