Purpose of the flight and payload description

A balloon borne tunable diode laser spectrometer devoted to in-situ measurements, in high troposphere and stratosphere, of methane and water vapour.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 10/16/2001 at 06:12
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 35SF Zodiac - 35.000 m3
Balloon serial number: 35SF Nº 104
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 10/16/2001 at ~ 10:00
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 3 h 50 m
Payload weight: 356 kgs
Gondola weight: 117 kgs

External references

Images of the mission

         

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